Friday, March 17, 2006

Day14: From CP5 toward CP6

... as reported by "DancesWithSandyBottom"

The Next 45 Miles

On Day14, Friday, SandyBottom wants to launch her boat from CP5 at 4 AM. She is hoping to take advantage of those helpful southeast tailwinds before they are replaced by less favorable winds.

She is looking toward CP6 at Fort Clinch 200 miles to the north on the mouth of the St Marys River. Some, already making their ways up the St Marys, have reported that the wildflowers there are blooming now.

Traveling 45 miles per day, more or less, depending on conditions, it will probably take 4 or 5 days to reach CP6. Traveling roughly parallel to I-95, the route on the Intracoastal Waterway twists and turns past St Augustine, Cape Canaveral and Jacksonville.

The good southeast winds of yesterday are forecast to shift this morning, becoming westerly with the approach of a cold front.

The Marine Forecast

From 10pm 03/17/06 on

West winds 5 to 10 knots. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in AM.
Friday Night
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots after midnight. ICW a light chop.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. ICW a moderate chop.
Saturday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. ICW a light chop.
East winds 10 knots. ICW a light chop.

No comments: