There are three kinds of wind: too little, too much and the wrong direction.
Last Thursday was too much wind. We waited. Friday to Saturday was forecast to be the wrong direction. We're waiting.
We decided to walk the 2+ miles to the bus stop and take the #11 bus downtown. A marina staff member dropped us off at the bus stop, which was right nice.
We had lunch and a Coastal Hop Art IPA at the Charleston Brew House and had Freehouse IPA at the Closed For Business. We said our goodbyes to Charleston. We stopped in to a few shops. The music store had a wall of Ukuleles. CA said we didn't need another.
The forecast for Monday and Tuesday is for winds 5-10 kt up here and 10 kt down in Florida. At those wind speeds, the direction no longer matters. Light air can be fun sailing when you're just out for the day and there's no danger of arriving at the destination after dark. For day sailing, we can rig the mizzen stays'l and fool around using the pole to hold the yankee out. When we have to make some miles before the next sunset, we have to motor.
Flat seas are fun. But. We'd like to sail rather than burn diesel for 24 solid hours. That leaves us Sunday to Monday. Which looks good. Really good. Worth the wait.
Up here in Zone 350 (Charleston)
Sun: W winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely... Mainly in the morning.
Sun Night: N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Mon: N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
And down in Zone 450 (Fernandina)
Sunday: Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop. Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Inland waters a moderate chop.
Monday: North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Inland waters a light chop.
We're cautiously optimistic that we'll ease out of the slip tomorrow, Sunday, at daybreak, bound for St. Mary's Georgia.