Monday, October 21, 2013
Rain, Rain Go Away.
Image courtesy of http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/TC.html
Our friend Philip sailing Blue Bie, an Outremer 43 catamaran uses European and Canadian GRIB models supplied by Predict Wind. Philip was confident that the low would move W or S and is left today for Rotuma which lies just to the east of this weather (see blue line and tiny speck of land). We'd love to be in Rotuma in a few days, but don't like the idea of even a small chance of running into this weather at sea. So, we might be here a few more weeks waiting for our window. We're still near Safari Lodge on Nananu-I-Ra island and will resume kiting lessons as soon as the constant rain abates.
Update: We spoke with Philip after his successful voyage to Rotuma and now wish we would have gone as well. The Predict Wind models are pretty sweet, but at $500'ish a year we make do with our tax payer funded GFS model.