It got windy again

Not sure if I celebrated too early and brought this upon ourselves or what, but the wind came back up to 30+ at sunrise.
20 knots now.
The rule of thumb here for this passage is “one foot on the beach”. The gulf is so shallow that if you get too far away from the beach and give the waves a chance to build up, you find yourself very uncomfortable.
Well, when the wind dropped and we thought we were good to go, we started trying a more direct course rather than staying on the beach.
I just spent 2+ hours hand steering and regretting that decision.
If you are watching us on SPOT you can see that we’ve decided to return to the beach!
-Jim
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