There’s 12″ of new snow on the ground and forecast gusts of 45+ knots. The docks have snowdrifts and the ducks are doing a funny little dance on the ice floes floating around the marina.
Outside, the marina staff are busy shoveling and snow-blowing the docks (quite the sight, actually), and we’re thankful that our marina faired well at high tide and we didn’t have any issues with flooding (the neighboring wharf had a ramp underwater, so tenants couldn’t get to their boats!).
The marina showers are toasty warm and there’s a flurry of friendly faces waving and laughing as the snow continues to blow.
And inside? Aboard Brio, we’re cozy by the Dickinson, reading books, watching shows, listening to the gusts whistling over the shrinkwrap and enjoying the slower pace that blizzards bring.
95% boredom interrupted by 5% sheer terror — a perfect description for sailing in general, but equally applicable to winter in Maine 🙂
While I’m hoping this ‘bomb cyclone’ (the official weather term!) blows over quickly, so we can get back to our quieter nights, I also don’t mind the occasional blizzard to remind us that living aboard through Maine winters is still a legit adventure 🙂
Although our latest dream card (made entirely of borrowed images) features noticeably less snow and ice… 😉
– LMK 🙂