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2024 Flotilla to Alaska Day 8 - Allison Harbour to Green Island Anchorage

by Laura Domela 19 May 16:57 PDT
Two's Out anchored at Green Island - 2024 Flotilla to Alaska © Laura Domela

The forecast for Cape Caution today still looked good when we checked the 4am weather forecast (yep, it's early).

Queen Charlotte Strait: Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 this afternoon.

Queen Charlotte Sound/Eastern Half: Wind light increasing to northwest 10 to 20 knots this afternoon. Wind northwest 10 to 20 tonight and Sunday.

Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island 4pm: Wind light increasing to northwest 10 to 20 knots this afternoon.

We would also be checking the West Sea Otter buoy, because knowing the reported wind and wave height out there is super helpful, but it's down, so not an option.

Windy showed favorable conditions, and the light station reports (once they refreshed) were: PINE ISLAND OVC 15 W15E 3FT MOD LO W (overcast, 15 miles visibility, 15kt wind, wind waves 3ft moderate, low westerly swell). EGG ISLAND OVC 15 NW10E 2FT CHP LO W. Pine Island is the station south of us, and Egg Island is where we were heading, so we expected conditions to be dying down as we went, and that's just what happened.

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