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Old 15-12-2006, 05:38   #1
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The low has passed...

Peak gusts over 95km, sustained near 80, with the wires, trees, and house howling. I was completely unable to sleep, thinking about my boat and watching parts of the building under construction across the street deciding to relocate.

And yet, as far as I can tell, I've been nearly the only person awake during this. Only one or two other apartments/condos/houses in the neighbourhood have any lights on.

I'm going to take a slug of sleeping potion and wander off to see if I can get any sleep, but I wonder if sailors are less able to ignore the weather outside their door and sleep through it, or if it's just me?

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Old 15-12-2006, 15:17   #2
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From my experience, I would presume those around you are sure enough awake .... they just don't have power!
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Old 16-12-2006, 11:58   #3
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Amgine, I suspect sailors aren't more aware of it, just more used to it, and able to approach the storm with interest rather than fear. IMHO
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