- Dear Alberg Folks:
N.O.A.A. radio weather report said 30% chance of showers or
thunderstorms in East Tennessee its quirky electronic computer voice,
OK...(brazenly maybe) I decided to go anyway...
So...The "Jane Anne", wife and I loaded, and loaded stuff in the boat
and then finally headed out tired but fairly happily to our highland
Watauga Lake earlier this week just in time to moor for for the soon
to hit DELUGE - sigh...never even got the mast up out of the mast
crutch. Just motored over across the Lake to a favorite cove in ark
like fashion to ride out the great Watauga rain flood in Our Siren
17'2" Micro Cruiser.
Actually wasn't too bad, we read our books, ate great food and
chatted while the waterfall which we were tied up not too far below
in a lake pool got (trickle) bigger...(girgle) and bigger...and
It was very pretty looking at it from below, but at 5 AM, eye balling
the roaring water falling about 8 feet thundering into the lake
rather bleary eyed holding a flashlight, I started wondering just
exactly how big (and loud) t'was that baby was goin' ta' get?!
It didn't become an 'actual' problem, other than troubling my
imagination somewhat, but even so I think I'll be anchoring a little
further away from it next time, and using three tie lines rather than
Got home, dried out the boat, and am now looking for a better weather
window to head back again.
Signed, Ol N.O.A.A.
(AKA Ol Bill)
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