As a proceeded out of Halifax Harbor with 20 to 30 on the nose and 2 to 4 foot swells the first rain shower hit. I was already nattily attired in my best Gloucester Fisherman outfit - West Marine (remember to buy from Trevor at the Highland Park, IL store - this message brought to you by a proud father) bright yellow foulies so the rain was more of a bother than a serious problem. But after about 3/4 of a hour banging along with several miles left to go to the sea buoy I decided to pack it in.
The good news: Reboot handled the weather, wind and waves like the great lady she is.
The bad news: The Captain was chicken. Well, not really. It is just that after five days of rolling back and forth and a day of the Cats 101 shoot my tolerance for discomfort was at a low. (Yes, this is a lame justification for going into the Northwest channel. More of that in my next post.