The water level wasn’t this high for Hurricane Sandy. I can’t really account for it, although the weather forecast included flood warnings. A low pressure system blew through today bringing rain and falling temperatures. And an unusually high tide.
My wife woke me up this morning concerned that our dinghy would float away at high water. We were still 2.5 hours from the peak when I looked out, but the water was already at the pier stringers. 20 minutes later, the deck boards were awash. I put on my Wellies and waded out to our dinghy and tied her off to a piling.
I walked the piers and checked on the other boats, loosened one line to give a boat a little more slack as the water rose, then walked back to the house for a cup of coffee. That was too much activity prior to coffee!