Friday, September 4, 2009

September Foggy Morning and January Blizzards


We had a beautiful sunrise this morning with just a few wisps of fog. It is quiet this morning with no boat traffic and no gun shots from the goose hunters. But not so yesterday. Lots of gun shots and lots of fog. We were completely socked in for several hours. The US Coast Guard closed the river to commercial traffic which made for a busy time once the fog lifted.

I had a friend who said a foggy morning in September means a blizzard in January. I don't know if there is any truth to that because I could never remember how many foggy mornings there had been in Sept. once we got to January. I even tried to write it down one year but that didn't help.

This week we had a busy on Tuesday with 12 ships observed here. Wednesday was limited to two ships and Thursday it picked up again with 9 ships again. The Lake Guardian, the EPA Research vessel was one of the down bounders yesterday. I wonder what research they are doing here.

3 comments:

Cathy Clementz said...

It was a big foggy this a.m. here too, but mainly just in the tree tops. It reminded me of camping at Cades Cove in the Smokey Mountains.

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Will you be in the mountains this fall in North Carolina? It will be a beautiful time to be there.

Bill K. said...

I go for an annual drive up to the white fish point area and then west to the upper and lower falls. I love the changing of the trees to their fall finery. In someways it is sad to know that another year is coming to a close. I saw lots of boats yesterday on the river up bound. Got some good pictures. I saw the supply packet along side the Edwin H Gott up bound to the locks and then the Paul R Tregurtha was followed up by the Charles Beeghly and the John D Leitch. All 4 ships where about 10 minutes apart. When I headed home the Gott and Tregurtha were locking up and the Beeghly and Leitch where tied up to the up bound pier at the locks.