We thought, how funny – our stay in Miami has been book-ended by all day downpours! Not so funny however, is just how wrong the wind forecast was.
The forecast was for Easterlies to veer around all night long eventually coming Northwest by 1700 the next day. A plenty doable window for the 40 mile crossing to Bimini. During dinner, the wind shifted to the Northeast. Hmm… that’s weird we thought! Must just be a local squall blowing through. But we went to bed with that wind still blowing from the North, dreaming it would come East as forecasted soon.
We awoke up at 0200 as planned, checked the wind, still North. Woke again at 0300. Wind still North. Up at 0400 for a final check. Wind still North. No Easterlies… instead, this Northerly blew all night long.
It’s still blowing North. Here’s the buoy report for Fowey Rocks at 0800 EDT.