Archive | December, 2007

Midst of the Flooding

We’ve got flood warnings on the Snohomish River tonight and KJ just took her first good hit with a log (remember how much I love the boat shudders? At least this year, they don’t faze me near as much) a few minutes ago. I think I’m somewhat less protected here than I was in the slough ~ there’s a lot more water moving down the main channel of the river than out there in the offshoots.

Still, I have a much more laissez faire ‘tude now, as I’ve seen a flood season come and go with no difficulty for my girl. There is a shear log diverting most of the debris away from the bow and she really isn’t getting pounded right now.

This is the first time I’ve had to walk UP the ramp to the dock, however.

***LATER, BUT NOT BY ALL THAT MUCH*** OK, revision. I still hate the thumps and shudders and bumps. I have no equanimity left. I don’t care if she has Ironbark on the forward part of her hull and will be fine through anything the river can throw at her. My edgy nerves make me jump through the ceiling every single time she gets slammed. So much for my casual and relaxed attitude…Taking bets on how much sleep I get tonight!