I’ve carved out a tight schedule for me to get to get home (Panama) before the onset of hurricane season.
I feel like a racing dog raring to get out of the gate, and it just wont open, ARRRGGGG!
Cruising does have a way of putting you on nature’s schedule, and if your prudent sailor, you know natures schedule trumps your own.
Well it looks like a very early tropical storm is possibly approaching the Carolinas.
I have a nice window to get to Cape May and the Delaware bay but I’m wondering if its the prudent thing to do?
There are no protected anchorages in the Delaware that I can see so I’m thinking sitting tight is the right thing. I’m 90% sure I’d be fine leaving today, but there is that 10% that keeps me put. I don’t know that I want to close the distance between Eleanor and a possibly named storm (Anna)?
I cant tell you how many times the weather has assured me all was to be well, and all of a sudden change their tune to “oops”, “the storm has unexpectedly changed course” or “our previous predictions have now changed”
If you look at our spot location we are anchored in a safe place and protected by a break-wall and have good holding in mud. I’m going to make the call today at about lunch time weather or not we are sailing south today. I want to hit the hi-tide at the mouth of the Delaware bay so a noon departure is what I have calculated.
Sail far and live slowly.