Sunday, November 30, 2008

November 30, 2008 - Carolina Beach to Southport NC

Weather: Rain and windy (20-35 kts)
Short 15 mile trip. need to stop and do 2,000 hr engine maintenance.

Update: Stayed extra day in Southport due to high winds

Friday, November 28, 2008

November 29th, 2008 - Beaufort to Masonboro Inlet, NC

Depart midnight Friday, arrive Masonboro around 4pm Saturday.
Weather: expecting North winds 5-10 knots becoming NE 10-15 knots during the day.
Seas 2-5 feet. 70 miles.
UPDATE: Completed offshore passage without incident. Assisted with dolphins to guide us on our way. Rained for most of the trip. Arived Carolina Beach cold and wet.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

November 26th, 2008 - Belhaven to Orienal, NC

46 Nm trip, via Pamlico Sound, Hobucken Cut,Neuse River
Leaving Belhaven NC, Mile Marker 135.5 at 7:30am
Arrive Oriental NC, Mile Marker 181.5 estimated 4:30pm
Weather: West Winds 10-15 knts, Highs in the middle 50's

Sunday, November 23, 2008

November 23, 2008 - Elizabeth City to Pungo River

Weather Window of light winds suitable for a trip across the Albermarle Sound.
Depart at 4:00AM
68 mile trip via Pasquotank R, Albemarle Sound, Aligator R, Aligator River-Pungo River Canal to Pungo River.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008 - Norfolk to Dismal Swamp

Strong winds. Cold.
10 nm trip down ICW. Called ahead to check the Dismal Swamp for depth and decide to take this detor.
Anchored at the lock to get the 8:00 am passage.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November 19th, 2008 - Ferry Point to Norfolk, VA

Weather outlook:
Sunny, Temperature 40F to 31F (Cold)
Wind from NW at 13 mph to 5 mph SSW

Plan to depart noon Wednesday 19th, sail all night to arrive in Norfolk in the morning of Thursday 20th.

Will move into the ICW and look for safe anchorage for Thursday Night.

Will have Cell phone and will monitor Channel 16 on VHF