|Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, Lake Charles LA|
Fortunately On Your Mark has a clothes dryer and lots of room to hang clothes.
|Boat Storage Building at Bow Tie Marina|
He gives valet service; hence the name, Bow Tie Marina. The other good news is that you are not required to arrive wearing a bow tie!
A look out the windows of On Your Mark shows that the skies are truly clearing and we see folks moving around outside. Herb visits with the Coast Guard official and learns that he is not encouraged about the WX. We could be in for more rain here in Lake Charles, but the more worrisome news is about the navigational conditions to the east and our intended direction once we begin cruising again.
Cap'n Herb finds a Google News interview on KPLC TV of the threats in Lake Arthur near here, where they expect a crest of ten feet, and the levies are at seven and a half feet. Residents are being evacuated.
What this means for us is that as rivers rise and flow southward to drain into the Gulf, they will flood the ICW, which will begin to look like a lake. Navigational aids will be broken from their moorings and we would not be able to see where our channel is.
A word to the wise: "Go home, young man!"
We have reserved an SUV from Enterprise Rent-a-car for tomorrow morning, and will "Go West, Young Man."
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Sunday, August 14, 2016