Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rain Rain Wind and Wind

Tug New England Coast at Newport News coal pier We didn't make it far after leaving Philadelphia.A low pressure system off the Carolina's has decided not to move and to gain strength both in wind and rain.I will tell you it wasn't an easy decision for the crew to make after finding out that 15-18 foot seas awaited them off of Cape Hatteras.We took the scenic route through the C&D canal and the straight shot down the Chesapeake Bay to the Newport News general anchorage off the coal piers.It seems that tomorrow will be the worst day with 35-45 m.p.h winds and about an inch of rain.At the anchorage we shouldn't have any problems,as long as the barge anchor holds.Hopefully after the low pressure moves out late Friday we can go down the coast to Wilmington N.C. and then on to Georgia.Then it shall be a glorious day because it's crew change day next Wednesday or Thursday.I'm looking forward to a planned camping trip with some friends on the Chickahominy River.Also the four day October hunt will hopefully co-operate so I can get in the groove of hunting out of a boat as opposed to solid ground.

6 comments:

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

I'm watching Kyle right now as that high pressure off in the Atlantic and the low pressure to the west is making a nice funnel towards Maine... Apparently I should expect another good soaking and some wild winds... It gets during this time of year that I just wish I would get my lobster boat out of the water...

Get ready for duck season, what's your focus for your break and your boat... mallard??? teal??? eider??? lol...

Swamp Thing said...

T Dogg is focusing on a "Grand Slam" of Mergansers, he wants to harvest hooded, red-breasted, common, and smew.

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

About three years ago, I was hiding behind this ledge as three sheldrakes were swimming along at low water... I waited and when they all got in a line, I took one shot and they all were belly up... We don't get too excited about the mergansers, but still it makes for a great story...

Be ready for this weekend, there will be two blogs commenting on the same season opener in Maine... it should be interesting to see how they compare...

DEDH out

tugboatdude said...

Sorry people I was out to sea getting blasted by 10-12 foot seas,fun.Yeah my

main focus will be anything that flies into my spread.I'm hoping I see a woodie or 2 and maybe some mallards or teal.I'm just glad I won't be on the boat!

Swamp Thing said...

You fishing today? Water is cloudy but I have a plan in place for tomorrow morning - LM bass at dawn.

tugboatdude said...

Your insane swamp junk it's been raining for days here and the run off is terrible.