Fog quickly rolls in off Superior
Storm on Lake Superior (taken out the portlight from below)
The wind stayed fairly light and soon cleared after noon and I set off again. The pilots say to expect fog one day in every three in July in Superior!
On the whole, I had very good weather. I did experience a few bouts of dense fog, usually in the morning till about 11 a.m.
I had one very rough day but decided to sail as it was a broad reach and I wanted to go a long way. It was a wild ride with waves twice filling my cockpit so I stayed below rather than risk getting washed out of the cockpit (even though I was wearing a harness).
It is in situations like this it is great to have a powerful mechanical self-steering gear which will hold the tiller precisely with 100+ lbs. of force. The Pandora rode this weather very well. I was using a tiny storm jib so there was just normal force on the rigging and the boat was doing 6+ knots.