No wind to speak of as they escorted me out of town. The wind then started from the east, and soon died completely so I started yulohing to a wind patch I could see ahead. Turns out it was the normal wind for this area, S and W, nice. I blew off all my bailout points I had stored and kept going until about 6pm. I’m in a tiny bayou with very expensive homes. Just short of the bridge. So far so good, a bit of wind gets in here but no waves so far.
A funny thing happened on the way here. I was almost rescued by the Coast Guard, apparently somebody called in an obviously unmanned sailboat crossing the bay. Anyhow I noticed them coming up behind me and opened the hatch to see what was up. They asked a few questions then sped off satisfied that I was not a ghost ship.
Tomorrow I hopefully have some nice wind for the section of ditch that is coming up, otherwise it could be a very long day or two.