Wind In The Sails

Ol’ Blue Eyes himself famously wrote of the summer wind that it “came blowin’ in from across the sea,’ and of the autumn and winter winds that they have “come and gone.” But what of the spring winds that we have been experiencing? What of these days of contrast? Charles Dickens observed in Great Expectations that “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

On the tail of our March winds we can expect new avian visitors in our Golden Isles.
Many songbirds will journey a couple thousand miles from their wintering grounds in Central and South America, some over open ocean, back to their breeding grounds in North America. Prevailing wind patterns are great predictors of the birds arrival in our area. As our daylight hours increase and we enjoy the outdoors, I encourage you to consider the breezes that will bring these tired creatures to our shores to stay for nesting or as a stop-over on their journey further north.

Recently, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sail with the wind aboard the LYNX tall ship. It was a great day in the Golden Isles and a fabulous time being on the water. I really appreciate these captains sharing the helm with me for a moment.

The real estate market like the wind is constantly changing. You can count on me to use my persistence and agility to navigate you smoothly through your real estate goals.

Catherine McCrary

Worm Moon rising on March 18 at 8:11 pm.
+ March 20 is the Spring Equinox and marks the turning point when daylight begins to win out over darkness.
+ A fascinating online wind resource can be found at by clicking here. Also check out this historic “windrose” for March.

Baby terrapins about the size of a silver dollar begin coming out of their nests and heading to the marshes. Where I live, I’ve seen several dead ones on the road. This is one I was able to rescue. Be sure to look out for them crossing the roadways and help them get to the marsh.

Sail aboard St. Simons’s Tall Ship LYNX. Enjoy the magic of sailing on a 122′ wooden schooner. Hear the extraordinary history of 1812 era with many local historic topics. Be with friends and colleagues in a unique setting. Call Captain Don Peacock 978-479-2197 for more information.


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