Itís all a matter of timing
Sort of got out today, But my timing was way off. I tired to sail out of Squamish harbor this morning but found the weather not what I was expecting.
Checked weather before we left home and Environment Canada was calling for 15 to 20 knots from the north. Not bad, sounds like a good day. Checked the weather from the beach as we got to Squamish and things looked pretty good. 15 to 20 like they said. Got the boat prepped (maybe an hour) and out into the harbor and its blowing a gale. Hmmmm My guess was 30 to 35. Due to experience (or lack of) we decided to bail and head back in. It was just bad timing
And half way back timing struck again.
I forgot the tide was running out and Squamish has a very narrow channel in the harbor at low tide. It was like hitting a very large marshmallow.
(Curse you mud flats. Thatís twice. )
After 10 mins of doing pirouettes in the channel I managed to slide free and sulk back to the marina. Day is done. Right? Not!
Pulled up to my dock. I have done this quite a few times now and docking into my slip is pretty easy. Just as I line up for my slip the wind catches my bow pushes me off of it. I slipped it into reverse to try and keep control and I end up spinning 180 and backing into the slip beside me which was empty.
Okay now Iím done. Pull the boat back into its own spot and put it to bed and went to town. Had a nice meal and a few laughs and then drove back down to the beach that we first checked in the morning.
Itís blowing maybe 15 to 20 knots. What the %#@!
Timing is everything
P.S. there is no such thing as a bad day sailing. Its either a Good Day or an Interesting Day
I had a Good Interesting Day!