Monday, October 13, 2014
Got up this morning around 6:00, and the wind was blowing 24, gusting to 30. No, I don't think I'll go out for a paddle. Another warm one, according to the forecast... with the wind shifting to the north this evening... and cooler, dryer weather for tomorrow.
The water district is replacing lines to the fire hydrants on our island today; we were given notice starting last week that there will be no water from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm while they replace those lines. With that in mind, we decided it would be a good morning for a leisurely breakfast out, then a stock-up trip to Wally World.
I expected Denny's to be busy since today is a holiday. It wasn't. But, the food was good, we took our time, and they have running water in their restrooms. Just over an hour later, it was off to visit Wally. We took our time, and they, too, have running water in their restrooms.
Going across the causeway on the way to Denny's, the water was getting churned up - wind out of the south southeast, the waves were close together. Lumpy. On the way back across the causeway, the lumpy waves had turned to whitecaps. When we came across our swingbridge after Wally World, the wind was out of the west. The protected water in that short stretch of the ICW is relatively open to the west... yep, lumpy.
The wind has already started clocking around. With the temps predicted to drop from highs in the 90s to "only" the 80s, I wouldn't classify this as a norther... but it has the characteristics of that. We may see some morning lows in the upper 60s - that will be a refreshing change of pace. Or maybe a signal that fall has finally found the Tropical Tip?