Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Windy Day

I recently added a High Wind section to the real-time weather reported on the webcam site--pretty cool because I noticed that we had a gust of 53 MPH this afternoon. Nice!

Quiet Time of the Year On the Cove

This winter has been a little unusual. We really haven't had the bitter cold weather we normally see around this time of the year. The beginning of January saw temperatures of 10 or 11 F and winds of 25 MPH. That was pretty miserable, but for the most part it hasn't been too bad. Actually, I saw a lobster boat working traps off of the cove last weekend. Of course, we also had some stiff prolonged northeast winds that generated some pretty good waves in Ipswich Bay. And today, the temperature is 46 F.

Another unusual bit is the visitors we're receiving at this time of year. Our vacation rental apartment is normally pretty empty in the dead of winter, but we've had several bookings this month. Actually, the apartment is warm and snug and great place to watch the stormy weather from--a great place for a getaway if you like to stay in and read or watch movies (sorry for the plug). directory