We have continued to worry about Cyclone Yasi which is now predicted to hit this area sometime on Wednesday evening as a category 4 cyclone. Rene and I have discussed all of our options for surviving her. We considered rushing out this afternoon, buying the new boat batteries, setting up Anima to sail and then gunning it up to Hinchinbrook Island tonight. We thought about moving to the other marina in Ross Creek which has taller pontoons. We also considered moving Anima over to another finger in the marina here which is newer, stronger and more protected from the wind/waves. We have decided to go with the latter option. I don't want to put our lives at risk with option 1. Tying up in a mangrove creek is a proven method for sitting out cyclones but we aren't ready and rushing it will mean we take risks. The other marina is more exposed to the winds and also is in a creek so it could flood. The third option seems best. Our friends on SulaSula moved over to B finger last week and are very happy with its strength and design.
We'll move over in the morning.
Cyclone Yasi looks very nasty. If you follow this link to the MTSAT Infrared animated image of her, she looks like the Eye of Sauron from The Lord of The Rings. BOM is now predicting that she'll hit here - it's as though she's chasing Anthony on exactly the same path!
I'm trying to remember to breathe. I'm finding it difficult not to panic. This time, it looks like we very well could lose everything.