I first heard about the weather from Shawn when I got to the ramp. "Your watching that low, aren't you?" Captain Jack mentioned it too when he stopped by to say hello. Arriving Ocracoke I heard the same thing. It was only yesterday, making a wonderful 40-some mile sail from Ocracoke to Clark Creek, that I heard about the possible low pressure system on weather radio. "Unsettled weather over Florida and the Bahamas" caught my ear as did "conditions improving for possible formation." "Tropical or sub-tropical cyclone" all but made the decision for me to come in early.
Above in the frontal forecast for Friday/Saturday with that low sitting right over the sounds. Early in the season, really pre-season for that sort of thing. Maybe it will occur, maybe not. I don't want to be on the water if it does happen.
It was a good trip. Not as long as I wished, but very nice and relaxing. It included a windless crossing to Ocracoke, seen in the photograph at the top, then the wonderful sail back - one of the best days on the water that I've ever had - the next day. I'll get some photographs out tomorrow and start with the logs in a few days.