Sunday, November 8, 2020

Titusville - waiting for Eta


We're located at the top of that blue shading on the west coast. It's the tropical Storm warning area.

The big news is tropical storm Eta, soon to be a hurricane. It came across Cuba and is now taking a turn to the west. We are under a tropical storm warning with winds of 30 kts or so with higher gusts. it looks like Eta will pass to the south of us by the Keys but then double back for another shot at us from the west. 

It's been hard doing anything on the boat. It's constantly rocking and the wind in the rigging is always there, even now. I adjusted the lines again, everything is doubled up and with the changes I made today, we are not touching anything, just floating between the pilings. Of course, that's at the present wind speeds, if it really gets to tropical storm levels, all bets are off. 

If will be a long night and the worst of the winds won't come until Monday when it's expected to peak with a pouring rain as added excitement. Going south this year was great until the last two weeks when the howling winds piped up. The winds are supposed to calm down on Tuesday, we can only hope. 


Kellirae Adcock said...

Dear Bob,
We used Crane Transport out of Baltimore with great success. His name is Alex Crane and he runs a small, private transport company from the mid-Atlantic states to Florida. His small rig can hold 4-6 cars. His number is 410-299-5524. He may not remember us (we transported a bright orange 2-door Jeep. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Kellirae and Bill Adcock

Fred Brillo said...


You might also try the alternate... post an ad on Craigslist for someone to drive the car south for you. You pay for gas, they get to travel for free.

Many moons ago, when I was in college, back in the dark ages, I got a free trip home to Miami from Pittsburgh during a major airline strike in 1966.Eastern Airlines went on strike adn there were no flights. I drove a new Cadillac El Dorado for a couple who were stuck in Florida without their car after flying down from Pittsburgh before the strike hit.

Call your insurance agent first though...