So what happened to Cadence? I got very lucky. As you can see below, Cadence is still upright on stands. I am not exactly sure what happened but I think, the boat to port washed up from the dock as the storm came in and jammed in against her side. The boat to starboard fell off her stands as the water retreated and pinned Cadence from the other side.
I was told by Joel, my contractor, that he found with only two stands and put six additional ones back. There is damage but I think (hope) it's superficial.
The second near escape, is my old boat fka Messing About, now Genesis. She was on the dock but as you can in this shot washed up on to the deck 4-5 feet above and stuck there with a dock tied to her starbaoard and a boat tied to her port.
Five minutes after I took this shot, I heard an allmighty crash and turned round to see that Genesis had slid back and was now floating with dock and other boat still attached. She seemed fine. Hopefully the damage is repairable. She's a good old boat.
The last lucky escape is even more extraordinary. On Saturday, I helped my friend Ed move his boat up river to Brown's. This marina is not as far up the creek as Morgan and pretty open to the elements. Ed was not able to get his boat hauled out, so we tied and sprung her well (we hoped).
The photo below shows Brown's Boatyard today. Al the boats in the front part of yard and all the boats in slips were washed away. Except one that is. Ed's boat which you can still tied up to the slip.
Bloody miracle. Ed claims it was my knot-tying.
Apparently I missed the irony in my friend Ed's email. When he said my knots were good as his boat was tied to the dock what he didn't mention was that the dock was not actually tied to anything else.