Start: 5:00 AM - Durant Island on ICW
Finish: 2:30 PM - Piney Island on ICW near Barco, NC
Time: 9:30 (1:30 for lunch and water stop)
Daily dist: 31 miles
Total dist: 3000+ miles
Weather: Clear and beautiful with a 10-15+ SW wind
Notes: I beat the wind and had a great crossing.
Last night I went to bed with flat calm water in the southwest facing leeward side of the island on which I was camped. The wind was supposed to swing to the southwest and, sure enough, at 11:00 PM I was wakened by the sound of little waves sounding against the coarse sand beach. I dosed back off with a smile of my face knowing that the predicted southwest tail wind had arrived but a bit concerned that it was already blowing and could build to something bigger than I really wanted by early morning.