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TN14 Day Three Report

posted Feb 12, 2014, 4:22 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 12, 2014, 4:22 AM ]
Day three was supposed to be a lay day with nothing much happening, but, as everybody in south eastern Tasmania knows, mother nature decreed that Sunday afternoon would be a time when things DID happen.  A storm erupted that most if not all of us at Kettering could not recall the like of.  Certainly, watching a whole shed cartwheeling and sailing past Chris Wilson's head to come smashing down on a row of boats was not a sight that your correspondent had ever witnessed before.  Tents were ripped and flattened, boats were torn off their moorings and cast up on the rocks,  and the Mermaid Cafe lost its roof.  A wind speed of 130 kph was recorded just across the water at Dennes Point, which sounds about what we experienced.  The good news was that, having accounted for David Ellis and Oscar Metcalfe who were amongst many blown to Bruny, nobody was hurt, and the LBT fleet is still intact.  We will meet in the morning and regroup.