Thursday, October 06, 2016

Red Sky at Morning, Sailors Take Warning

This time of year you have to really start paying attention to the sky. Heading out on the ocean, the weather can change quickly. You need to plan for a safe return to port just in case. The old adage,  "red sky at morning, sailors take warning" worked in this case.

Mitlenatch Island in the Strait of Georgia

Soon after we returned to Powell River's Westview North Harbour, rain began and the wind started picking up. The saying has been around for ages and has a scientific basis. Clear skies to the east allow the sun's rays to hit the undersides of clouds coming in from the west.

The other half of the rhyme is "red sky at night, sailors delight." Unobstructed rays herald westerly winds and clearing skies.

Sunset up the lake.

We get wonderful "red sky" sunsets here in Powell River. BC. -- Margy

4 comments:

  1. Peaceful scenery. Thanks so much for your blog visit!

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    1. Your are welcome. I enjoy seeing what's happening in other parts of the world. - Margy

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  2. Your shots charm me more and more, dearest friend of mine, I'm so grateful to you for this !

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend ahead,
    I'm sending blessings of joy to you

    Xx Dany

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    1. Thanks so much. Blogging friends are special, aren't they. - Margy

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