Met up with Dave this lunch time down in Robin Hoods Bay. Weather predictions were not too bad, SW winds, 2 to 3 with the chance of them building later. We hastily got onto the water and tuned into the weather report on the VHF. This confirmed much the same for the next 24 hours...2 to 3 SW now, building to 4 or 5 later
We shot out to some ground that has been kind to us in the past, our hopes were high as there was a couple of other small boats sat out there. Drogues were deployed and big shads were lowered to the sea bed...
It soon become obvious the wind was building sooner rather than later and more from the South than SW, the big tides were making presentation difficult too.
Nothing was happening on the far mark and the other two boats soon dissapeared, we decided to head back to the inshore grounds
The wind had really started whipping up around the headland, coming closer in was the right move
Dave took a couple of videos of my paddling for me to scrutinise