Spring is bursting out all over.
Family events and the full-tilt busy-ness of the season have kept me away for a week or so. Sorry about that.
What a cool, backwards, and freaky spring we are having. For over a week, our winds have been coming, not from the typical NorthWest to SouthWest directions, but from the NorthEast to SouthEast. We’ve had a “block” in the weather systems, according to the meteorologists. The jet stream has been getting really loopy.
For more on the loopy jet stream you could read some of Jennifer Francis’s writings.
The last few days of this loopy weather have flung banks and patches of fog throughout our area. One minute it’s sunny, the next it’s not.
The other day, we boarded the ferry about five o’clock in the evening. Woods Hole was bathed in sun, Nonamesset and the Elizabeths were wreathed in mist.
You can see the strength of the currents in Woods Hole by the lean of the red buoy in the photo .
The next four photographs were taken as we left Woods Hole for Vineyard Haven.
Notice how the fog is moving in?
It came in swiftly.
These four photographs were taken in the space of fifty-eight seconds.