This was such a beautiful view of Big Pleasant Bay in Harwich on Cape Cod in the winter. Pretty soon it will be teeming with boats, both motorboats and sailboats, eager to get out on the water and enjoy the day!
Hemenway Landing looks like it is ready for summer. The multi-colored boats are lined up and ready to go! Summer is officially here!
Wishing you all a Happy Father’s Day and may you find a little time to enjoy something outside on this special day!
You can see all of the buoys in the water at Stage Harbor in Chatham just waiting for the boats to be put in the water as soon as the weather gets warmer. You can imagine, looking at all of the buoys, what it will look like in another few weeks!
It has been so windy here on Cape Cod that I thought it would be interesting to write a blog about the Beaufort Wind Scale. “The Beaufort Scale is a scale for measuring wind speeds. It is based on observation rather than accurate measurement. It is the most widely used system to measure wind speed today. The scale was developed in 1805 by Francis Beaufort, an officer of the Royal Navy and first officially used by HMS Beagle.” (There are additional photos at the end of the blog.)
We always look at the wind conditions before we launch our kayaks or go out on the water. You don’t want to be surprised by increasing winds and higher waves where you may have a hard time getting back in. It is also relevant in case of storms or if you live in the woods as we do and there might be the possibility of trees being knocked down.
You can see by this photograph of the flag waving in the wind that the wind is about 20-24 mph. Seeing the flag frayed a bit means that the winds were probably closer to 39-46 mph, which is what we’ve had in the past few days.
I thought this next chart said it all in pictures.
Very informative, don’t you think? Have you ever used the Beaufort Scale?
I loved this photograph of all of the colorfully patriotic boats at Rock Harbor ready to go, waiting for the tide to come in enough so they could go out.
Great reflection, don’t you think?