Pensacola Wed-Fri

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Pensacola Wed-Fri

Miserable conditions (cold and no wind) here, great wind and decent temps (67wed, 57thurs, 47fri) in Pensacola. Although I just got back from further south, I might just have to do a quick Wed am - Fri pm trip there. Typical some work, some play trip for me, staying at my timeshare. If anyone is up for it, let me know - I won’t sail the whole time but hope a few hrs each day.

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Re: Pensacola Wed-Fri

You might see if you can stay an extra couple of days. The long range forecast for next weekend looks brutal.

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You might see if you can stay an extra couple of days. The long range forecast for next weekend looks brutal.

Oh wow, I see that now. I could stay but probably won’t - wind is best Wed-Fri there, 3 consecutive days (even if partial) is typically plenty for me, and I prefer to be home with family over the weekend. Thanks for the heads up though.
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I am trying to get to Florida Tuesday. If I get to Pensacola I will most likely camp. Where do you launch from? I am looking at Ft Pickens park for tent camping but there are a few places to choose from.

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Depending on wind direction, I have been launching from Navarre marine science park (north) or shoreline park in Gulf breeze (south). My timeshare is in Destin, so Navarre is preferable as it cuts the drive.
I have a shorter mast now and might try a park in Destin as well. For Fort Pickens, Shoreline park might be best. If you will get to those, message me and we can exchange numbers.
Brave man for tent camping though - I think the nights will be chilly?

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Sounds good, I will check those areas.

Edit: Weather forecast is now less favorable, going to wait for another time.

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Howard wrote:

Sounds good, I will check those areas.

Edit: Weather forecast is now less favorable, going to wait for another time.

Understand- like I wrote before, tent camping would be quite an adventure in this weather. Wind is looking good though, so I will be heading down
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Howard wrote:

Sounds good, I will check those areas.

Edit: Weather forecast is now less favorable, going to wait for another time.

Understand- like I wrote before, tent camping would be quite an adventure in this weather. Wind is looking good though, so I will be heading down
The camping side of things is easy: big enough tent so you can put all the jackets, gear, etc. It's not that bad. Just need to have proper sleeping bag. We did it in Boy Scouts, sleeping in mountains and snow, and have slept on the side of a snowy mountain while hiking. Even slept in a van skiing in Vermont (that was effing cold). On the positive side, you aren't as worried about mosquitoes. Biggrin

On the downside, you don't have a place to dry out your wetsuit, if that's what you are using (ie not drysuit). Putting on a cold, damp wetsuit the next day is not... fun.

May want to consider checking the various booking sites (travelocity, etc) for hotel. It's off-season and what you pay for a hotel plus getting a free breakfast may not be that bad. Plus, a hot shower at the end of the day. Good For all my blather about camping out, I'd likely do the hotel option. To quote Danny Glover's character from "Lethal Weapon": I'm too old for this s*.

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Ahhh, the joys of youth that can endure so much more than our old bodies and minds feel up to.
Having said that, camping near Daytona last week, we used the camper’s heat just one night and there were plenty of tent campers around us.

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Ahhh, the joys of youth that can endure so much more than our old bodies and minds feel up to.

I'll admit to being a total hypocrite. Given the option now, I'll take a hotel bed every time (and blessed to be in a position to do so.)

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