Call Warderick Wells on the VHF Radio at 9:00 AM to make a reservation. The morning started off overcast with rain showers. With lots of wind we put out the head sail and motor sailed. The large waves on our nose was slowing us down as we climbed up the face of some of the short period waves, dropping our speed from 5-1/2 knots down to 2 knots, as waves plowed over the bow. Finally I decided it would be faster to take a longer route and sail further off the wind and stop plowing into the short steep waves. Our speed increase to 6-1/2 knots and stayed there. Even though we added miles to our trip we got to Waderick Wells sooner than we would of with our original course and with a more comfortable ride.
We picked up our mooring at 1:30 PM. After lunch we launched the dinghy and checked in at headquarters. We used the employees cell repeater to catch up on email and weather forecasts. We did not have Cell service at Shroud. Spent the rest of the day relaxing on the boat. Such a relief in a calm mooring field after our rough trip south.
Mooring field at Warderick Wells