Today the winds have been blowing steadily around 15 mph from the south creating whitecaps and moving more debris and water up onto southern shores. The Navy Memorial--home of the Lone Sailor--in ECHO's Hoehl Park are partially underwater. Someone braved the waves and flooded parking lot to give the Lone Sailor a 'staff' to steady himself against the waves.
Other brave adventurers took advantage of the wind to kiteboard on the waterfront while lunch-time spectators watched in amazement. It is rare to see kiteboarders launch airborne in Burlington Bay, a port usually busy with boat traffic but with the breakwater under feet of water and no boats to speak of--not even the die-hard UVM sailing team--a few hearty souls have the ocean-like harbor to themselves.
Stay up to date on waterfront weather, visit ECHO Lake Weather and the National Weather Service Burlington Lake Champlain Forecast.
Photos: Julie Silverman/ECHO (C)