Everytime there is a storm, I’m asked what it’s like being on the boat in that kind of weather. So, I figured I would break it down here. Keep in mind, this is while we are docked. It’s a whole nother matter at sea.
- It’s loud. Not like “Oh it sounds like there’s a storm outside” loud. It’s more of a “storm- of- the- century- ushering- in- armageddon” kind of loud. Every. Single. Storm.
- Since we are on a catamaran, we don’t move a whole lot. We do, however get occasional gusts that nudge us. There’s not a lot of movement, but just enough to remind you that you are not on land.
- Wind whistles through trees, but it screams through our marina. It literally sounds like someone opened the Ghostbusters containment system next door.
- Halyards slap against masts, and canvas flaps struggling to cling to its vessel. The water of the marina is whipped up into small waves that beat against the hull with a repetitive splashy/slappy sound.
- It’s really, really loud.
- Zippers scrape the deck, blocks rattle, and the whole boat feels the vibration of the lines oscillating in the wind. It makes an annoying humming sound.
- Not sure if I mentioned it’s kind of loud.
- Rain sounds like we have a tin roof, so conversations tend to become polite yelling matches as we struggle to be heard over the din.
- Everyone in the marina hunkers down in their little boat cocoons giving the area an uninhabited feel.
- It’s loud
Guess who doesn’t sleep when there is a storm raging outside? That would be me.