Straight from Alan Wormington's Ontbirds post:
HURRICANE SANDY SUPER-TIDE:
Super-tides on southern James Bay are extremely dangerous, since they can flood areas that are normally dry. We once experienced such an event at White Top (adjacent to Ship Sands Island) in early October 1972, and it was not a pleasant experience. Late yesterday our low tide was higher than most high tides, then the relentless NW wind intensified. The incoming high tide was massive, re-arranging the whole waterfront at Netitishi Point. Luckily Netitishi Point itself is high and dry with a spruce forest, so we were never in any danger. However, both the "gyrfalcon" pole and wind shelter, constructed mostly by Brandon Holden two years ago, is now history. Thanks a lot Hurricane Sandy!
NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My fort!!!!!!!!!!
One of the best damn wind breaks anyone could ask for.... I guess you really don't know what you got, till it's gone...
Many thanks to Barb "Wire" Charlton for this one...
I'm sure virtually anyone who reads this blog also knows what JV is up to, but just in case, here's the links:
Josh's blog for more updates and photos:
Sure sounds like an epic trip!