We are in Corpus Christi, Texas
. It appeared that hurricane
Alex was going to make landfall about 200 miles south of us. We decided to just stay put here in Corpus Christi. I bought new dock
lines and an additional fender
. We are on a floating dock
with piers 16 ft above mean sea level. The sea wall protecting downtown is 14 ft above msl! I guess that downtown Corpus Christ will act like a big relief basin for us. The sea wall is one border of the downtown marina.
The storm surge has come up about two and a half feet above our normal high tide according to our depth
indicator. The winds have been only about 25 to 30 knots for the past two days.
The boat feel fairly steady. Brewing coffee went off just like regular this morning. Every so often the boat shudders and of course we are heeling from the wind
which is abeam but I slept well last night.
They are predicting that the hurricane
will come ashore in one or two hours and then rapidly weaken. It has rained some but not a lot. We still have shore power
and cell phone service
. I will move the car to higher ground if the water
level comes up another foot.