Friday, August 12, 2011

aaaaaaahhhhhhh.... This weather's making me crazy!!!

OK... now look at this.  For the past few days they've been calling for light South winds turning west for Saturday, but now they've switched  it to stronger West winds for most of the day.  This is a big problem for us.  West wind would be a side wind, which would mean we'd have to paddle pretty much on the left side for the entire 50 miles.  Not fun... and more importantly, not good for our chances of success. 

So, after much deliberation, we are switching the paddle back to the original date of Sunday, the 14th.  Sorry for the back-and-forth, but as all of us who enjoy the Lake know, you can't argue with the weather.  And besides, look at that forecast for Sunday... Strong North wind means we'll have waves.  We expect to see the seas building to 4-6 feet during the day.  I've never done a downwinder this long, and I know it will be a big challenge.  It's going to be a very exciting day! 

One other thing to note, the tail wind will make this a faster passage, so if you're planning on meeting us at North Avenue Beach when we land, it will likely be somewhere around 3:00 or 4:00 PM.  Keep an eye on the blog throughout the day for updates on where we're at. 

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