Waiting

It’s 2 a.m., and getting mighty windy here in Wellfleet as Sandy moves north. Everybody knows the power’s going out sooner or later.

I know that the worst of this storm is going to be felt south and west of here, but my, that wind sure is howling, and at times like this it’s awfully hard to forget that the Outer Cape is only a little wisp of sand flung far out into a cold and angry sea.

10 Comments

  1. Kevin Kim says

    Batten down those hatches and stay safe!

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 7:23 am | Permalink
  2. JK says

    On the bright side – with this little assist that poor slow razor clam might finally get to where it was wanting to go.

    Course it could wind up on your deck Malcolm in which case, should your’s and Nina’s hardtack get sodden – though I’ve not seen razor clam on any menu – I guess it’d be fine sushi in a pinch.

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 11:54 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Oh, I’ve eaten plenty of razor clams. They’re delicious. You’ll see them on menus wherever there’s a big Chinese population.

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    We still have electricity, but the worst of it is supposed to be later this afternoon into tomorrow. I was just over at the backshore — White Crest Beach — and the wind coming in off the open sea was already so fierce it was hard to stand there. The surf was raging, with white water halfway to the horizon.

    Made me think of the old prayer:

    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink
  5. the one eyed man says

    Hope you, Nina, your property, and the local Tilt-a-Whirl all make it through the storm OK –

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ314hldal4

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Permalink
  6. JK says

    So I take it – that clam the other day was trying to get away from you?

    As for not having seen the things on menus keep in mind – if it ain’t pork, BBQ, or fried whatever (beans ‘n cornbread being the exception) it ain’t gonna be on an Arkansas menu.

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Permalink
  7. Dom says

    I’m in South Jersey, pretty far east. Anybody got a flashlight they can lend me?

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink
  8. JK says

    Gimme your coodinates Dom, should I instruct the H-60 to put it on a chute or just drop it as close to your head as they can manage?

    The helo should be at about 500 feet, if that differs much from you anemometer it’d probably be helpful for you to have your zodiac filled.

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Permalink
  9. Dom says

    I knew I could count on you, JK. Just aim it towards the mainland west of Long Beach Island. Add some of your moonshine.

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink
  10. JK says

    Given the tide Dom, I’d never thought you’d given me that latitude for clearance – but now that you mention it (always calling me a drunk even if true) – stand out on your rafters and if you’ve got one, place some kinda IR atop your head.

    I’ll get to you quick as I can.

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You can add images to your comment by clicking here.