It's time to pack my duffel and ship out for the Yacht Club, where we are to have a party tonight, it seems.
At least it won't be the usual plummet down the steep ramp from the levee to the docks: the river is up, way up. The river level will be just a few feet below flood stage.
We will have a Piling Test. I expect mine to pass as they are all new steel pilings, driven during the reconstruction last year, or are older steel, checked during the rebuilding. Some moorages will probably fail the piling test though, and they will be hollering all night for tugs to help them drop emergency anchors to help relieve the strain on failing pilings. This happens every high water episode, and this is the first high water in almost 10 years.
Captain's Orders: Have a Happy New Year and stay out of the brig!