Monday, July 24, 2006

Wind without Storm


Gorge Harbor, Cortes Island, BC
N50°05.99
W124°01.40
We have been experiencing an unusual phenomenon - gale force winds without an accompanying storm. Skies remain brilliant blue, and the temperatures are high. Winds in our anchorage last night gusted to more than 30 knots. This morning, we sailed south to Cortes Island with both the jib and main sail double reefed with winds of more than 40 knots. This evening, anchored in Gorge Harbor, the wind is finally dying down.

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