Days 16-21: Waiting on the winds in George Town
Trip Start Nov 10, 2010
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George Town is a huge destination for cruisers to use as their home base for the wintertime. We enjoyed the company of a few dozen sailboats anchored up with us, providing us some stiff competition on the volleyball courts, and in the evenings, a sailor story or two over a couple drinks. They even have their own radio broadcast on the VHF every morning.
George Town also let Pete and I get our first taste of piracy...well sort of
Monday we got up at first light and tried to beat the cold front predicted to blow in soon. We didn't make it far before it came. Barely out of the harbor the winds had picked up and we were seeing gusts of 30+knots. We were heading northeast to round the north tip of Long Island, but the wind and waves were against us. About 5 miles out after a wave knocked the fridge out of its holding blocks and knocked in a cabinet door, we decided to turn back. The 8-10ft waves we were motoring straight into was too much for old Strolla. Back to George Town it was. We waited out the rest of the cold front anchored up with the rest of our newly made cruiser friends.