A few days ago, we decided to sleep in a bit and instead of going straight to the boat, we packed up the snorkel gear and the fly rod to go explore a new beach we’d been eyeing from above. With flyrod in hand and a coat of wet varnish on some teak outside, we should have known that the weather would turn nasty.
The clouds were a bit ominous as we pulled out of the driveway, and soon the wind began picking up. By the time we parked at the beach it was gusting to 40 knots, so the flyrod remained in the backseat.
We scrambled down the mountain to check out the beach despite the inclement weather, and we were greeted by a taste of the power of the Sea of Cortez. The beach was a little sliver of sand nestled between to cliffs (i.e. a wind tunnel), and by the time we got down, it had picked up even more steam. We later looked at the actual wind speeds, and a nearby weather station clocked 49 knots, so we’re guessing that we were feeling close to 60 knots in that little constriction.
In the big gusts there were times when we physically could not walk forward through the wind, and exposed skin was painfully sandblasted. Waves were being blown back into the water before they could break on the beach. Thank god for sunglasses, or we would have been blinded by the blowing grit. Needless to say, we didn’t stay long.
By this time we were also getting worried about Selkie, so we headed up and drove back towards the bay to get a look. She was still on her mooring, riding over the big waves that were coming through the entrance to the bay. Later that day we paddled out, and sure enough, everything was ship shape. Nothing had chafed, nothing had blown away, and the bilge was dry; we had survived our first chubasco!
The storm was a good experience in what 50 knots in a protected area feels like. We were also reminded that the next two weeks are statistically the most likely time for a hurricane to make it into the sea. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the tropics lately, watching the forecasts like a hawk for any cyclone development (www.eebmike.com is a fantastic site for all the tropical storm info you can shake a stick at). Currently we have our eye on Tropical Storm Kristy…
Here’s our Go Pro video of the event!
Thanks very interesting blog!
Hi, Neat post. There’s an issue together with your web
site in internet explorer, could check this? IE still is the market leader
and a good part of other folks will omit your excellent writing due to this problem.
Hello there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick
shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your
articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects?
Thanks for your time!
Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to
be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
The layout look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon.
This excellent website certainly has all the information I wanted concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.
I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he should
also pay a quick visit this weblog on regular basis to get updated from most recent
Hello very cool site!! Guy .. Excellent .. Wonderful ..
I’ll bookmark your website and take the feeds additionally?
I am glad to find so many helpful info here within the post, we want
work out more strategies on this regard, thank you for sharing.
. . . . .
I feel this is one of the most vital info for me. And i’m satisfied reading your article.
However want to remark on some basic issues, The site style is great, the articles is in reality excellent : D.
Good process, cheers
What’s up to all, it’s truly a nice for me to pay a visit this web page, it includes useful Information.
Excellent post but I was wanting to know if you could write
a litte more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate
a little bit more. Thank you!
It’s perfect time to make a few plans for the long run and it is time
to be happy. I’ve learn this post and if I may just
I desire to counsel you some attention-grabbing things or advice.
Perhaps you can write subsequent articles referring to this article.
I desire to learn even more things about it!
hey there and thank you for your info I’ve certainly picked up something
new from right here. I did however expertise some technical issues using this
web site, since I experienced to reload the web site
a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly.
I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your high quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords.
Well I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for a lot more of your respective fascinating content.
Make sure you update this again soon.
I am extremely impressed with your writing abilities and also with the layout to your weblog.
Is this a paid topic or did you modify it your self? Anyway stay up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare
to look a great blog like this one nowadays..
Good article! We are linking to this great post
on our website. Keep up the great writing.
Great post! We will be linking to this great article on our website.
Keep up the good writing. adreamoftrains best
web hosting 2020
You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the greatest sites online.
I am going to recommend this site!
Very good information. Lucky me I found your site by chance (stumbleupon).
I’ve book-marked it for later! y2yxvvfw cheap flights
Thanks for finally talking about > Our First Chubasco!
| Controlled Jibe < Loved it! cheap flights yynxznuh
What’s up, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this
blog post. It was practical. Keep on posting!
magnificent points altogether, you simply won a new reader.What may you recommend about your put up that you made a few days in the past?Any sure?
It is in point of fact a nice and useful piece of info. I am happy that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.