At the Converse Bay boat ramp there was a guy getting his truck lined up to haul a boat out who repeatedly warned us how cold the water was and how rough with 5 foot rollers once you got out of the bay and we shouldn't go out in (mere) kayaks. When it was clear we were still planning to go he was overheard remarking to his mate about bleeping idiots. My own reaction was that all the cold water deaths in the news this year have been people either in motor boats or whose truck accidentally went in the lake.
When we cleared the point and entered the main lake, we didn't see much of any waves over 1 foot, mostly less.
Lots of floody stuff though, like plumes of brown water from mud that eroded off softer bluffs normally above the water line.
The Charlotte-Essex ferry is closed. A good idea with the state of the loading area:
There were lots of flooded boat houses, and docks under water.
We lunched at Shelburne town beach (what beach?) then headed out into the lake for a straight downwind shot back in the "5 foot rollers" rather than following the shore.