We’re going to need a bigger boat

I post this picture against my better judgment. I can already hear my mother’s voice of concern for my family’s well being. But this photo is just too awesome not to share. This week’s extreme weather in the Northwest is leading to record high tides. Combine that with very strong winds from the north, and you get a Fry Lodge yard that looks like this. Kristine took this photo at the high water mark. Though the water is indeed close to our door, it would have to get quite a bit higher before we’d be in trouble. That said, if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for Fry Lodge, sandbags might be just the thing.


For all you concerned grandmothers out there, five minutes after this was taken the water had already receded back to the edge of the yard.

Surf’s up!


About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at tim_fry@hotmail.com.
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2 Responses to We’re going to need a bigger boat

  1. Grandma Eiting says:

    OH my! I have often wondered what year round living on Lopez would bring. Aren’t you happy this happened during the day when you are able to watch it? Stay safe. Happy Birthday yesterday, Ruby! Hope you had a wonderful day!

  2. kAYE FRY says:

    Thank You for the reassurances to All Grandmoms! A true Lopezian adventure. Sandbags on way hopefully Santa got the message!LOL

    A Thankful gramps and grams

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