Cat Maudy hangs on as mighty mighty winds (tornado!) rip thru Baltimore


It was 1:34AM, and I’m pretty sure I was in a deep sleep…when suddenly Soxy and I bolted to a wide eyed upright position. The noise was deafening….and I shook Paddy to wake him. Paddy can sleep thru any weather condition, and it is my job to share these moments. I don’t want him to miss out. “Listen….listen to that noise” I demanded. It sounded like a freight train. The same sound we’ve experienced twice before – while aboard Cat Maudy. The sound of a tornado.

The winds roared so loud, you couldn’t hear much else…except for our typically still water now turbulently breaking into Cat Maudy’s hulls. I peeked out our hatch — to see a violent sea state. I’ve never seen the waters in our protected cove at Anchorage Marina quite so upset. I am hoping that all of Cat Maudy’s lines hold tight to dockside. I peer out another hatch to check on our anchored neighbors….and not one of the anchored boats is holding ground. Frantic sailors are doing their best to avoid crashing into nearby docks or boats.
Within 2 minutes….the wind driven freight train had moved through. We have escaped yet another tornado “direct hit”. And our anchored neighbors are busy looking for a safer spot for the night. In the news…

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