Sometimes A Yuge Wall Is A Good Idea

We are “enjoying” the third day of our first Mediterranean winter storm and it has been a powerful one.

Three days of Northeasterly winds consistently in the 25-30 knot range, and seas that keep building by the hour.  Supposedly the storm will peak tonight (around midnight of course!) with winds gusting into the 40 plus knot range, and seas exceeding 15ft in height. I am glad to be “safely” tied up in the harbor.

When I first saw the scale and height of the seawall outside our marina, I thought to myself that it seemed a bit over done.  Not long afterwards someone told me that during the Winter there would be a few times when the seas broke over the wall.

I didn’t believe them.

Now I do!!

 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Sometimes A Yuge Wall Is A Good Idea

  1. Great vid. Interesting how the cap rail on that wall is ventilated. Must be a reason for that. Relieves pressure for sure. Also, the spar in the yard at the end is pretty impressive!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s