Dark Sky app says we will sustain winds of 21 knots at the Reciprocal dock at Cap Sante Marina at 3P, and with a little bit of fetch, we may rock and roll, bouncing against the dock.
With my car here, we go early in the morning to Mt. Vernon and Burlington for provisions, grab a bite of lunch at Costco -- turkey provolone sandwich at the deli is awesome -- then try to get back to Willie's Tug before 3.
Apparently we shopped too long, as it is blowing like stink, to quote a good friend, and we walk very carefully along the dock as we return with our purchases. Once we are safely inside the boat, I look out the port side window at the angry water. It is quite choppy and we are quite bouncy. Lines are secure, so we don't worry.
However, I do keep looking outside to see if the waves are any calmer. Not yet. We have a lot of company coming down the dock. Maybe they are coming to see if we are OK, or more likely just wanting to see what the seas look like.
These photos are taken of water right by the boat.
This photo is also from the port side window, looking toward the breakwater, which offers the marina some protection.
Ray texts to invite us to dinner, and says Brenna can join us. She chooses El Jinete Mexican Restaurant downtown, and we are delighted. Tym is able to come, as well.
Who cares that it is storming outside! Find a happy group....
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Thursday, June 15, 2017