As some of you know, we keep Snow Goose in Oriental, North Carolina during the off season. She has been through a couple of hurricanes with no problems, but Hurricane Florence was different. A broken dock from across the creek floated into a boat knocking it over creating a domino effect which swept Snow Goose off her supports. She ended up on the ground leaning against another boat. After pounding against the ground and the other boats, Snow Goose was damaged beyond her insured value.
So sad, Snow Goose on the ground.
Leaning against another boat…. so much of the boat was damaged.
As you can see, the rudder was damaged at the top and on the edge. There were scrapes all over the hull, the mast was compromised, and one of the bulkheads was moved a 1/4 inch.
As most of my family knows, I am all about traditions on New Year’s Day. One tradition we follow is having black eyed peas and pork for our meal; as it brings good luck for the coming year. I researched origins of this tradition and after reading several accounts I settled on this one.