By: GRANDMANAN , 11:24 AM GMT on August 28, 2011

Appears the calm before the storm underway, fog has left, actually quite a bright with the odd bit of rain. Soon to change with winds picking up around noon, the mariners weather calling for 30' waves, not something we see that often. IRENE to visit overnight, with clearing westerlies tomorrow afternoon.

IRENE is tracking quite a distance inland, but still packing a hell of a wallop all the way into Quebec, an unusual track for sure.

Kids below decks, Emily had a babysitting job, Rob had an opportunity to catch up on his social life yesterday. Soon will be fall routine, where did what he called summer get to anyway.

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10. plapman
10:12 AM GMT on August 29, 2011
Good Morning Rob.
Only 2 more slleps till I pass over the little rock on my way from toronto to Halifax then the big rock. I'll have to keep an eye open to see if I can see Grand Manan from 30000 feet.If I'm allowed to use my GPS on the plane I should be able to tell where it is.
Enjoy the day.
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9. palmettobug53
10:07 PM GMT on August 28, 2011
Check in when you can. I've had the radar up, watching.
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8. Justapluggin
3:55 PM GMT on August 28, 2011
Morning Rob,
So here we sit and wait for Irene to pass by. We are still forecast for gusts to 55mph from SE, then 50mph S and finishing up 50mph SW before dropping to 30-40mph SW late tonight, early tomorrow morning. Along with astronomical high tides Irene still has a lot of wallop and the potential to inflict some hefty damage. I got 220 traps ashore and said a couple of Hail Marys for each trap I baited up and set back this week. So I have put up my feet and am trying to relax.
Wife's birthday today brings a lot of calls from friends and relatives we don't see often enough. Our neighbor's b-day is tomorrow so we all get together tonight for ribs, bean cassorole, wicked good desserts and libation for those who partake. There will be a good time for all.
Don't get blown away.
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7. palmettobug53
3:35 PM GMT on August 28, 2011
HI, Rob.

I'm glad to see that Irene has weakened some. Hope the rain, tides and surge don't pose a significant problem for you folks.

FB - I can understand the appeal for some but I've resisted all efforts to get me to sign up. I can barely keep up with things here on WU and my home email. I don't need something else to keep track of. I've been tempted a few times, when I wanted to check out certain FB pages and got prompted to sign up, in order to do so. So far, I've held firm.

Wishing you and yours a safe Irene passage.
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6. boardertown2
2:59 PM GMT on August 28, 2011
next high water could be interisting,hope the stormlines for the new one are on hand. Given a choice I"d rather lay it out with some sea room. Nothing much here yet just starting to air up, raining steady,keep the water on the outside.
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5. chunks
2:56 PM GMT on August 28, 2011
Dear Rob:

A bit of torrential early this morning, but now just over-cast. Birds are amassing for food. More than usual. Still, doesn't feel like more than a breeze is going to be happening for us (as we Maritimers would say). Going to head in to the ocean for a quick walkabout before the tide and hopefully a few pictures. Also a few bridal things to pick up for the rent-a-bride. Arg.

Last night made a God-zillion candy scuers for the Candy Bar at the wedding. I had to taste test each - FAT! I don't know where these brides come up with these ideas - however. We finished that at 1:30 a.m.

I hope that we do truly escape this mess but I am sure that we will get something by the look of the darkening sky. Hope the tide doesn't coincide for you. Keep safe.

Gotta get to. Have a good one. Word. Chunks.

p.s. to INDA SHORE - I used to do needle point all the time but eventually it escaped me. With two kids I only had so much time for art and usually I went to my canvas. I love to quilt, cross-stitch, sew, etc. but usually now I just get to sculpting, painting, jewellery (tourquoise and sterling), and photography. Good at a lot of stuff - master of nothing). Have a good one.
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4. shoreacres
1:44 PM GMT on August 28, 2011
Good morning, Rob,

Just have done my first look-see at Irene. I see she's been downgraded to tropical storm status. There's still plenty to worry about with surge and flooding, but the doomsday scenarios so beloved of the media apparently won't happen. No skyscrapers losing windows, Statue of Liberty toppling, etc.

The best thing about Irene is that I finally figured out where Connecticut is. I have a friend whose daughter lives there, and I was forced by circumstance to really peer at the map. Little place - no wonder I've never found it. Most Texas counties are bigger than that.

I do hope the westing and easing off continue. I also hope our high finally decides to go visit someone else, but that isn't going to happen for a while. Record high in Houston yesterday of 109. No fun.

(Note to Chunks - do you do needlepoint by any chance? Just wondering...)
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3. OGal
1:39 PM GMT on August 28, 2011

Thanks Rob, hope you just have happy rain. i said never, never to FB but then family and friends pulled me in. Lots of WU friends are there and during this iffy hurricane season it is good to be able to keep up with my Florida friends. Even my hubby posted his business on FB but he does not keep up with anyone.
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1:27 PM GMT on August 28, 2011
Mornin OGAL, looking out the window, near high tide wind starting pick up from NE, radar indicates a couple of hours before the rain starts, and she might be tracking off to the west more as she makes her way to the Bay of Fundy. The next high tide overnight will be the one that might come over the bank, however whatever will be will be.
Glad to hear you have made contact with CHUNKS on FACEBOOK, I am like SHORE stay clear of the medium altogether, lots on it from the house, Emily, Rob and their mother Shauna keep us informed of the entries of interest.
Will keep ya posted if anything interesting develops.

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1. OGal
1:15 PM GMT on August 28, 2011

Morning Rob, I think Irene will be kinder than orginally thought. I hooked up with Chunks on FB. It is so nice to have her as a friend. Hope you have a nice Sunday and sure hope Irene is no more then a nasty TS. All is hot and quiet here. Looks like 92 L might be part of our future. I am not going to watch it for a few days.
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