We staged for the jump outside of the town of Carabelle, and actually spent a nice, albeit cool, day on the beach waiting for the strong northerly wind from the last cold front to subside. As the day went on, our anchorage became more and more rolly, and it seemed that the wind was shifting to the west. That's ok, I thought, we have protection to the southwest, but where are all these waves coming from? By 3 pm, it was clear that we needed to move. The wind was southwest, and we had 2-3 foot whitecaps all around. So up anchor and head south across St George Sound to Dog Island, where there is just barely southwest protection, but lots of south protection, and the way the wind is shifting, it might be just what we need. It also turned out that there were three other boats anchored there, so lemmings we became. I fully expected to be moving back to our prior anchorage at some point in the night, but the wind just faded and we had a good night's rest.
Sunset hiding from the wind at Dog Island
Sunset, about 50 miles from shore
I think they are camera shy, not once did they smile for the camera!