Well the official 2011 hurricane season ends today and not a moment too soon as far as I'm concerned. Here is what it looked like:
Of course BIANKA met Hurricane Irene up close and personal and unfortunately happened to be on her bad side:
Yes, from a distance hurricanes are kind of pretty as they seem to dance around the water. But, if you have a boat that's in one it ain't that pretty at all as these scenes from Hurricane Irene show. Though I was glad that BIANKA was able "weather" the category one storm even though due to work commitments I had to be several hundred miles away when the storm hit. The effects from Irene were felt throughout the northeast for awhile afterward. Indeed BIANKA and I were still seeing and dealing with the after effects several weeks later on a cruise to New York. But, now that the storms are behind us it's time to start looking forward to the next sailing season.