Saturday, 4 March 2017

Zugstau - the interuption of migration due to bad weather

Usually we get a calm spell at the start of March in which to make our move out to the island. Not so this spring. Since storm Doris the weather just hasn't been calm enough for us to launch the boat, load it on the beach, make several trips back and forth and off load again on the island.

Zugstau is the German word used to describe the build up of migrants (usually birds) waiting for better weather in which to continue their migration and describes our situation perfectly. Hopefully we will get out to the island next week. However, at the moment, the forecast does not look good. So it looks like we need to watch and wait. 

A fresh breeze and brooding clouds

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