Daily Archives: May 31, 2012

Today’s storm report

So, we were told that Ft. Matanzas was worth the detour. Not much of a detour really but what a crazy place to anchor. There had to be 6 to 7 knots of current
racing through the inlet next to the fort. The fort was built in 1740 and looked cool from Escape Velocity, but launching the dinghy in these conditions is not within our skill set.

Good thing we didn’t go because not long after we scrapped the dinghy ride, ah…wait for it escapees, a nasty squall came up with lots of rain obscuring everything and 40kts of wind, making EV sail back and forth across the river. It was the first time she was so poorly behaved at anchor. The problem was that the storm’s wind was directly opposed to that crazy current pushing EV over the anchor and then the current would assert itself and away she’d go. All of this was followed by two more squalls.

This really is not fun and while I’m writing this I can hear the wind picking up again. It’s 10:00pm, I can’t see a thing. Here we go again.


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