High Tide As the Storm Subsides on Rocky Neck

high tide after the storm

That was one noisy storm – the howling kept waking me up all night.  I got up a little after midnight to look out the window and see what the storm high tide was like, but it was too dark and blurred by the snow to see anything, and I wasn’t going out there.  I did get out to walk Rocky Neck at high tide today as the storm subsided.  We had a lot of snow in some places, and none in others due to the high winds and drifting.  The cars in the public lot were blown totally clean, so there was no car cleaning to do.  The park was flooding a little, as was Rocky Neck Ave, Madfish and the Railways.  I would not want that to be my car sitting up to the wheel wells in salt water in the Madfish parking lot.

E. J. Lefavour

21 comments

  • Wm. Skipper Publicover

    Good job , E.J. enoy the pictures of the Neck. Did “Peters’”…Sailor Stans open !?

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    • No, not today. They are normally only open on the weekends in winter, and Sailor Stan’s was one of those places where the snow came to drift, so it still isn’t all shoveled out.

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  • Wowza, Rocky Neck really got battered, great pics, thanks! I’ve been in Annisquam since Wed, wonder how the Fort fared, will have to text my neighbors to see.

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    • How did Annisquam fare? I used to love trudging over to the pasture and lighthouse beach in snowstorms when I lived there.

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      • Annisquam fared pretty well, my cousin’s house is in the woods, so we were nervous about trees coming down, but at least the ones around the house did fine. It was really pretty, I wish I had taken some pictures, but I forgot! The plows were out in force all night which is surprising on Bennett Street, it’s a tough steep, windy road, they did really well.

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  • What a mess! I’ve see the Neck like that once before. I like living on a little hill. You’re right about the wind, loud and howling. Add to that the plows, and then it’s time to sleep late.

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    • Yes, I forgot to mention the plows, but it seemed like they went by every 5 minutes – and they were the big ones that make a lot of noise and have all those flashing lights. It wasn’t the most peaceful of nights.

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      • What I enjoyed was the clanging (chiming) of the hardware against the boat masts (?), from the high winds. The wind made an orchestral melody of the vessels out front in the harbor. And, also as a result of the swirling twenty inches of snow, my house has large graceful drifts extending ten feet off the rooftop, sculpting a canopy in a way that Frank Gehry would appreciate.

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        • That is the halyard lines vibrating in the wind against the masts and fastenings. I love that sound too and when you get a number of them going at the same time, it does create an amazing maritime melody.

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        • Paul Morrison & RD

          Orchestral melody unless someone left a loose halyard on their sailboat and it’s chiming on their aluminum mast every three seconds and maybe there are some people who are hung over in the harbor trying to catch a few zees and they are tempted to climb into the skiff and go tie the thing off. Lovely sound. ;-)

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  • I enjoyed your photos and glad to see no damage. Thanks for going out with these miserable temperatures.

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  • We’ve been hoping you were safe and warm! Must have been an exciting night. Fabulous photos but what a mess! Happy New Year!

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    • Thanks Ann – there is always a certain amount of excitement with storms, but it is supposed to warm up tomorrow and be 50 with rain on Sunday, so hopefully it will all go away soon. Happy New Year to you and Bob.

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  • Wonderful photos ~ they certainly tell the story! Stay warm ~

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  • Amazing to see familiar places covered in snow and slush! Thanks for braving the cold and sharing with us! Beautiful but treacherous.

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  • Wow, Oak Cove looked so inviting for a swim. ;-) If today was January first would we have cancelled our swim? Somehow I think a few crazy people would have done it.

    Boy the wind was making the house creak.

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    • I was wondering the same thing. I don’t know if the plunge is ever officially cancelled. I bet the L Street Brownies, who have been plunging since 1901 never cancelled due to weather, and I bet a few would still have done it if yesterday had been New Year’s Day.

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  • This is one of those where the picture says it all and there was much to say! Hopefully, everyone is safe and damage is not too bad? I remember they used to load up dumtrucks bring them to the edge of a field and or the ocean and bump them to prevent the water damage and clogged drains. I was in the great storm in Colorado where the whole state shutdown in 1996. People at the best out on I-94 east where stuck for about 2 days I barley made it home the night before in my frontwheel drive honda accord got stuck pulling in to parking space apartment comlex too much snow about until next day shoveled it out reminded me of the cars along Washinton street stuck!… Yikes :-)

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  • Corrections sorry typo’s sorry coffee did not set in yet:-(
    This is one of those where the picture says it all and there was much to say! Hopefully, everyone is safe and damage is not too bad? I remember they used to load up dump trucks bring them to the edge of a field and or the ocean and dump them to prevent the water damage and clogged drains. I was in the great storm in Colorado where the whole state shutdown in 1996. People at the base out on I-94 east where stuck for about 2 days I barely made it home the night before in my front wheel drive Honda Accord (1984 hatchback) got stuck pulling in to parking space apartment complex too much snow about until next day shoveled it out reminded me of the cars along Washintong street stuck!… Yikes :-)

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