The markers in the passage were not always very clear and at one point we ran aground. With a little bit of rocking back and forth we managed to slide free of the muddy bottom and into deeper water. Shortly after that the marine patrol lost their patience and came alongside us with ropes in hand, insisting they would tow us the rest of the way. I was getting ready to jump in the water with the kayak.
I was more nervous about being with my sister on the ocean in a confined space.
We spent the night bobbing around offshore in the dark, a bit concerned about pirates and rocks.
was bouncing around like crazy and ready to rip apart the dock at any moment.
as soon as I got on deck the wind jumped from 15 to 30 knots with sideways hail to top it off! It’s moments like these that you wish you could share with a buddy.
Little did I know that the little scrape on my knee would end up being the biggest issue of the journey to date.