ANNOUNCEMENT (from the news):
"WWLTV - FEBRUARY 9TH, 2010 7:40am CST...
THE CAPTAIN OF THE 25FT SAILBOAT, "JOLIE DAME" HAS CANCELLED THE LAKE PONCHARTRAIN CRUISE THIS MORNING. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES AND COLD TEMPERATURES PLAYED A PART IN THE CAPTAIN'S DECISION. "THESE ARE HAZADOUS CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE AVOIDED. WE DO HAVE TO APOLOGIZE TO THE CROWDS WAITING AT THE DOCK IN MANDEVILLE TO SEE THE VESSEL DEPART", SAID CAPTAIN MAMMELLI. IN ANOTHER ARTICLE FOR CNN, THE CAPTAIN WAS ALSO QUOTED AS SAYING..."MEMBERS OF THE SAILNET FORUM HAD KINDLY ADVISED NOT TO ATTEMPT THE VOYAGE".
You see, you guys were even mentioned on that news article so apparently you all did play a part in the captain's decision, definitely should be proud of yourselves.
No, seriously thanks for the advise guys, I think not only that but the cold weather would have been a problem for me as well. So unless for some strange reason it clears up and gets better, no way I am going at this point. Now, it is still early so weather can change as far as the advisory in effect but the cold, that is here to stay today. I will just have to fill out another mooring registration and aim to make this trip this weekend. The only reason I was considering this trip is to get the boat over here so I can start doing some work on it asap.
This said, I am aware of the dangers of the sea. You know how Pearl Harbor is considered the "Day of Infamy"? I have my own personal "Day of Infamy" on record. This was October 17th, 2009. Don't think I ever mentioned, but I am also a kayaker. I have several kayaking videos on youtube.com under the name of ' warspite2 ' . Anyone here is welcome to watch them. Anyway, I almost lost my life at one of the barrier islands off the coast of Biloxi that day, what appeared to be a harmless trip would later become my worst nightmare. If anyone would ever want to hear my story, just let me know, pretty terrifying to say the least but you all are sailors. So not even sure that is terrifying to any of you, I know you all have some stories! Ok, thanks guys, I appreciate all the advice and I am taking it.
@puddinlegs - hey you see what happens when I do not finish reading the sentence? Lake Pontchartrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia