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.
4 Responses to Today’s storm report
I checked NOAA and it doesn’t look any better for today in St. Augustine but Saturday and Sunday look sunny. Hang in there.
Tim & I have been in NOLA this week. What a great city! Flying back to Boston today.
Here’s what NOAA has to say about this year’s hurricane season.
The good news is that they are predicting a normal year. Let’s hope this is the last of it for you!
Dark and Stormy of the not so tasty kind. I imagine that you can’t wait to exit the ‘Sunshine’ state!
All I got to do is to love you,
All I got to be is, be happy.
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it,
Blow away, Blow away. Blow away.
Keep a song in your heart!