The first few raindrops began to fall a minute ago as Hurricane Earl approaches the North Shore of Long Island. Jackson & I took our beach walk in the proverbial "calm before the storm". The forecast seems to change minute to minute but it seems, at least for now, that we will only get a little rain and wind before the storm heads North and East leaving us with sunny weather for Labor Day Weekend. Still, two hulking yachts have taken up temporary residence in the Huntington Bay. I suppose they're en route to somewhere and taking refuge in calm waters until the storm passes. The larger one (probably between 100-120 feet) is too far to get a good shot of but the smaller one (guessing about 80 feet) is parked right outside my back door since yesterday afternoon.