Friday, April 8, 2016

4/8 - West winds can wreak havoc

Thank goodness I didn't fish today. The west winds were ultimately heinous!  But you couldn't tell all the Hoo-Yaws that. The boat ramp was packed at 4pm today. Boats smashing into the docks, Boats going on trailers sideways.

A falling tide, and a gale force west wind blows all the water, straight out of the river.

Here's proof. I'm seeing land I haven't seen in years.










































































Thank goodness all I was doing was a Burial at Sea trip with 6 people. So all I had to do was go to the Ocean and back.

It was fun watching all the mayhem at the ramp though while waiting on my people.

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Unfortunately, my phone rang and rang this morning with a lot of clueless people. Thinking I depart at 11am, or even 2 pm.  They have no idea what the weather is and obviously don't care.

The river was a huge MUD looking pit, this afternoon!


But, then I get the serious late birds, calling ad wanting to book Saturday at 7pm.  That does nothing but agitate me, and from here on out. (Add $100 for booking day before and very late.)

So, NW on Saturday 15 knots, and EAST!!!!! on Sunday.  Guess we won't be anywhere near the jetties on Sunday's charter.

2 comments:

Mitch Taylor said...

Have you done many burials at sea?

Capt. Dave Sipler said...

at least 50 in 20 years. Have ashes to scatter????