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'Tuesday's Storm As Viewed
From Grindall Island'
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October 25, 2003
Saturday - 12:45 am
By electing to stay at Grindall Monday evening I'd gambled that
Tuesday's weather would not be too far different from the quiet
seas and clear skies of Monday evening. How wrong I was!
Even from several miles distance I could see the M/V Prince of
Wales was doing some pitching in the reported ten foot seas.
They're wise in keeping a good distance between themselves and
this treacherous lee shore.
The accumulated foam was eerily undulating in the gusty winds.
In addition the foam was constantly being picked up and blown
a hundred feet back into the trees.
We found a small cove sheltered from the breakers where we could
watch the progress of the sea conditions in relative protection.
The last two photos show the contrast of conditions at the sealion
haulout rock between Tuesday's storm and the calm conditions
nine days previous.
A 'cuke' diver waits
out the weather...
Three foot accumulation
of foam from pounding...
MV Prince of Wales
giving wide berth between themselves and treacherous lee shore...
No sealions on rock
Sealion haulout during
nice weather 9 days before the storm...
Mike Sallee ©2003
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