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    Block Island run tomorrow

    A friend of mine and I are heading to Block tomorrow from Pt. Judith. NOAA says winds are out of the SW at 10-15 knts, seas 2-4 feet. Visibility 1 nm. Is it insane to head out there? Thoughts? Thanks.


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    very;0)

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    A report. We decided to go but passed on following the high speed ferry. The intent was to have our wives take some photos but that wasn't happening. We couldn't even think of keeping up with 33 knots in the seas. 2-4 feet was conservative and the waves were tight, making riding very difficult. We followed the slow speed ferry due to the poor visibility. A trial by fire for our first time out there. We hooked up with 6 other riders from RI who aren't members on the forum but were very helpful as they have done the run a number of time. Ultimately the ride was pretty rough but doable. We beached at old harbor on the inner side of Ballards and went about our day. We followed the 5:30 PM ferry home and got a bunch of pretty good photos. The ride home was still labor intensive but doable. I got bit by the bug. I will be going again. Only went down 3 bars of fuel too. Next time is a circumnavigation of the island. And a side note, as of this typing, I am on a steady regimen of Advil.....

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    lol, the cliffs on the south side of the island are pretty cool to look at.
    glad u made it back safe!

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    Here's a photo of me from the ride home.....
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    Awesome photos, but I'd packed in long before I got into that washing machine... wow!

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    Sweet pic.

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