Hurricane Nicole continues to approach the island and is expected to be a direct hit on Thursday morning as a Cat 1 or 2 storm. We've gotten the house mostly secured and supplies in place while we wait. Winds are already between 40-50km/h and are expected to remain like this until Wednesday night when the big stuff will start coming in. Couple of good friends dropped by and asked if I'd like to go for a drive and check out the surf. The waves are very confused but not that bad as the wind is currently coming from the opposite direction as the waves and knocks the top off them. But not many people playing in the surf as it's already too dangerous with the riptides and currents. But the southshore is starting to rock 'n roll.
First stop was Southlands. Kinda had a feeling that we wouldn't see much here as the wind is out of the northeast, so this is in the lea.
Southlands, the other side where I normally swim, definitely not today!
Second stop, Astwood Cove. Same as southlands but a bit prettier.
I've always loved this little cove down inside Astwood, not a easy spot to get to on a calm day, wasn't trying today.
Thirst stop, Horseshoe Bay. Not many tourists hanging out here today.
Gravelly Bay we started to see some wave action. A memorial to someone, it appears they spent a lot of time at this spot - I'm guessing fishing.
I have photographed this house before in big surf/waves. I can't image how this place survives the storms.
A good example of the wind taking to top off the waves. Was blowing about 40km/h at this point.
John Smith bay. Was calm on this side.
But not so calm on this side.
Even the critters know something is up. This is the 4th tree frog I have evicted from the house tonight. The ants have also moved in and need an evicting as well.
I'm sure tomorrow will get even more interesting but I won't be able to get out on the bike with the high winds. We'll just have to see what the day brings for photo opportunities.