You should have said. I'd have sailed Quicksilver over, sounds just like the sea up in Scotland
Weather like that has a different effect on you when you live on a small island (yes, I know GB is an island, but it's a big one). I think it must be psychological. When I lived on Orkney there were many times when the weather was too bad for either the ferry or the aeroplanes (perhaps that is what drove me bonkers in the first place
Mind you I do have one advantage over you. It would take a LOT of wind to blow me over the cliff!!!
Sit tight, stay warm and look forward to getting your boat back.
Keith damned wind again Hart