Thursday, January 08, 2009

Wishful Thinking

I think we were hoping for the best given the weather reports. Some times the reports are wrong, and you just have to see for yourself. We drove down to Beaufort Wed night, and were thankful that the boats didn't fly off the car with the winds from the front moving in during the drive down.

We stayed overnight at a vacation house belonging to a friend of Kristen's, and listened to the dire forecast for the next few days. 25-30 kt winds Thurs with 40 kt gusts, 20-25 kt winds Sat, 10-15 kts Sun, Mon sounded wonderful.

Both Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds are wide open, and with lots of shallows, this was not a good paddling location with the weather predictions, and there are very few sheltered spots that would allow us to paddle any distance and with camping.

So, we went shopping, and then came on home. Funny, if this was a WaterTribe Everglades Challenge, we'd be paddling. But this was supposed to be a fun vacation trip with some training thrown in.

Anyway, I'm still all packed and ready for kayak camping. It's 4pm and I'm now leaving for the lake. I'm kayaking and camping come hell or high water.

2 comments:

Michael said...

I still expect you to post your SPOT points...! (just kidding)

Too bad about your coastal paddle. I guess we're all going to have to learn 'extreme weather paddling' techniques...

Capt'n O Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

Missed you on the Grand River... 8F in the am and high teens during the day... we almost got iced in on the last day. Floating ice chunks - moving water made for some interesting shore landings...

Shopping? whatcha buy me? :-)