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by Alton » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:12 pm

Michael wrote:...Still a nice way to end the year. :D

Maybe not. Sunday's forecast looks a little suspicious.
Low 5°C to 7°C High. Brrrrr ...
Wind off shore at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. Yikes! :shock:

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by bandito » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:27 pm

chilly ,windy and sunny at the ferry :mrgreen:
Alton wrote:
Michael wrote:...Still a nice way to end the year. :D

Maybe not. Sunday's forecast looks a little suspicious.
Low 5°C to 7°C High. Brrrrr ...
Wind off shore at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. Yikes! :shock:

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by Alton » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:10 am

It's cranking but can't get movitated from leaving my cozy warm bed. 5°C ... Brrrr :?

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by Mike » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:38 am

Alton wrote:It's cranking but can't get movitated from leaving my cozy warm bed. 5°C ... Brrrr :?


I would agree re the temp except my poor choices yesterday left me waiting in the car in the rain for wind at the wrong locations. So hoping for just a nice short session N side terminal WS to take the edge off. :twisted:
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by Roxstock » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:40 am

Some forecast have it lasting all day. I’m busy this morning but will check it out later if it’s still going
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by adam2 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:43 am

Jericho just tanked in the last half hour as per Slappy's graph, I should have brought the paddle board.
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by Michael » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:11 am

Mike wrote:
Alton wrote:It's cranking but can't get movitated from leaving my cozy warm bed. 5°C ... Brrrr :?


I would agree re the temp except my poor choices yesterday left me waiting in the car in the rain for wind at the wrong locations. So hoping for just a nice short session N side terminal WS to take the edge off. :twisted:

Hope you score! Looks really windy at my place, was thinking about heading to Gulf Rd but I'm too slow this morning.
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by Alton » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:19 am

I'm totally de-motivated. 3°C at YVR

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by Mike » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:28 am

Paying the dues - 3 skunks in a row!

Almost abandoned the effort as was 1 degree in Maple Ridge. Frost to scrap from windshield and fog. Not going would have been the right choice for the wrong reason. Arrive at terminal to 7 degrees. Felt warm - not good as windchill on NW is usually cold. Not much wind. It's been years since my last session on N side of terminal. I should have paid more attention to the launch on my last pointless trip here a last week. Very steep rip rap to water. Option was a few hundred meter trek to a "spit". There was wind but SW direction made the terminal interfering with the wind (wind shadow/streaky wind). On my first walk out the spit it look weak - though wind clearly out in the straight. Back to car ready to leave when car started shaking. Now it was 4.5 or 5.3? Second walk to spit. Maybe 5.3 - water was light chop, wind seemed streaky. Back at car wind was light again. I probably could have made a go of it but it didn't seem worth it.

On the way back, the kite launch on the south side looked very appealing (logs up on the beach where the belong - vs high tide). However, didn't bring kite gear as did not want to be tempted to off shore wind on a "wind fail" forecast.

Lesson - forget N side of terminal in these conditions to windsurf and go to Point Roberts.

Mood - good. The sunrise and clear skies were beautiful :D
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by Alton » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:35 am

Mike wrote:Paying the dues - 3 skunks in a row!

Condolences. Well at least it's been a good December. 7 sessions for me. Mostly on 7m.
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