Monday, March 14, 2016

Wind problems at Matagorda

Trouble at Port O'Connor

March 14th trip—disaster

Birds at Little Jetties were happyThe day started out badly and got worse; much worse. The weather forecast was for sun with a light breeze (perfect for photography). When I left Houston it was foggy. By the time I got to Port O’Connor (8:00am at Little Jetties), I couldn’t even see more than 100 feet . I checked the NOAA VHF Weather Service and the wind had picked up to 10mph SSW (not good). I decided to wait two hours and re-evaluate. During this period it would clear up and then the fog would roll back in. I could hear boats on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) but couldn’t see them. I had such high expectations for this trip and didn’t want to disappoint myself. So, I waited.
I should have gone home as I got into problems fighting the wind
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