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Sunday we woke up to some slight winds, which began the preparations for the first tropical storm of the season Beryl. Predictions estimated for it to be very windy on Sunday and made landfall in north Florida that night and continue on though Monday. 40-50 mph winds sustained with 60-70 mph gusts were expected with a large storm serge and lots of rain.
So Sunday we took the day to take the tarp down, take the bimini down, strap everything down that was loose or able to blow away and stow anything that could get blown away.
As she got closer Sunday day was very windy. Winds sustained above 30 and gave us a run for our money. As she grew closer and turned north, the winds shifted a full 180 degrees which saved us Sunday night and Monday. So for us being not protected from one direction and fully protected from the other we were fortunate to only have to deal with rain for most of it.
Of course like any boat, we were made away of the leaks on our boat, as every boat does have some. For the most part though it was good and would take that over a hurricane any day, but know it is bound to happen sometime.
Below are some photos of where we were in relation to where the storm made landfall. Mother Nature is quite amazing. Something had to happen in the atmosphere with the perfect conditions in the water and in the air with the right currents and the right temperatures and the right winds and so on all to make this perfectly formed cyclone we call a tropical storm. Makes you think….