Hurricane to make direct landfall over Bermuda at 0700hrs Monday. If the power goes off I won't be able to post!
As cadet up at Glasgow College, Captain Porrie (taught Met) told the "Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning."' etc. I came right back, "Red light at night...." Before he corrected me, "Red SKY, red SKY!" I came back and continued, "Red LIGHT at night, sailor's delight. Red knob in the morning, sailor take warning!" We all laughed and Captain Porrie thought we were all disgusting cadets. As he stepped back into the corridor he said loudly, "Remember lads, red knob warning!" He turned back... the Nurse was right be him and head the whole exchange. Red face for sure!"Red herring at night, shepherds warning" my grandma always used to say. Stay safe, Stephen.
Hello Stephen. May not be able to post on SN? The last of your worries I'd think!!!
ATB, and keep your head down, John.
Hello Grahame,Fascinating and 'educational' reading. Goes without saying ~ that 'dumbRC, nonTurtillian ooJar ~ is wishing Stephen JC and all his Bermudian fellow City and Suburban 'Zens' a safe escape from this, another of mother nature's reminders as to just who in the 'Boss' down under those cloud formations and barometric changes.
Can't remember the name now, began with an 'N', but ships on the West Africa ~ Eastern Seaboard run in the 50s and 60s that I was on had to radio in BPs so that a very vague forecast was made of possible/probable hurricanes. Having altered course to avoid we ended up sailing through the 'eye' let's just say in all honesty "more than once".