We’d been keeping an eye on a large thunder cell working up from the south and I knew it meant the wind and rain were on their way. We have only used a mooring buoy once in the last 4 years, so I was a little on edge as the storm approached.
The leading edge arrived like a freight train, dark and ominous, with winds was much stronger than I expected. While we watched, Carr Inlet (where we had come through a few hours before), was quickly worked into a frenzy by large, wind driven waves.
I’m not sure what the park buoy is rated for, but everything held and within a few hours things began to settle down. We still had a steady wind at midnight, but it was comfortable.
Today we woke to sun and peaceful seas.