Here's some photos from a recent gear inspection of The West Island Weather Station at South Point. In our cover photo, Jeff Vercellone - station owner/operator inspects his solar panel that will soon be powering auto-spray washers for the camera lenses that get pretty doused with sea spray in southerly gales. The panel can be adjusted according to the sun's seasonal angles for optimal exposure. While up in the "widow's watch" balcony 45ft up, photos were taken of the cameras and weather instruments and some nice shots of the bay.
May 3, 2011