Friday, July 13, 2007

Flummoxed by the Wind

Flummoxed by the Wind, originally uploaded by macatay.

We aren't the first sailors to be frustrated by winds that refuse to blow in our favor. On Indigo, we have been reading Rockwell Kent's "Voyaging", a book he wrote and illustrated about his adventures sailing in the Strait of Magellan and trying to reach Cape Horn. In a small boat Kent and a companion encountered plenty of rough weather, had to wait out interminable headwinds, and finally, out of desperation, had to hike overland to get close to Cape Horn. We won't be hiking to reach the west coast of Vancouver Island, but we are frustrated by an odd occurrence of non-seasonal southerlies, which make rounding Cape Scott and the Brooks Peninsula difficult. So we are spending the days provisoning, kayaking, and enjoying some relatively summery weather. A much better situation than Rockwell Kent's in the wilds of Patagonia.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least you are not getting "bumped" from your flight to a vacation destination nor do you have some iron clad time table of departure and arrival.

Or, even worse, need to get back for work!

I am *really* trying to be sympathetic.

Safe sailing.


July 14, 2007 4:22 PM  

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