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Monday, 9 December 2019
CT to ??? Day 18
Morehead City, NC TO Swansboro, NC
We had dinner with Diane and Louis Wade last night... was great catching up with them... great friends! We slept in today... leaving the docks at 0945 bound for Swansboro, NC... a real short day to regroup.

We received an email last night from the Marina we were heading to in Savannah, GA... Coffee Bluff Marina... basically telling us we could not stay there this winter... 6 days out and we get this email... pretty crappy in our opinion since we had confirmed with them in August that we could stay there and work on the boat as we had last winter... They said we could stay bit no work on the boat that made any noise... working on a steel boat makes noise... so we will head to Swansboro and figure out where we will go... We have so many things planned around being in Savannah... travel for getting our car there, people coming to visit us had already book flights... really sucks!!!!

After the email I really did not plan our departure tide to try and get a favorable current, so we had current against us for three quarters of the day... short boost just before Swansboro but we were running around 6 knots typically.

We arrived to Swansboro Church Street Docks at approximately 1315 and we were securely docked at 1330... Our position tonight is 34°41.159'N, 077°07.163'W. We traveled today for 3 hours and 45 minutes covering 22.3 nautical miles averaging 6.0 knots.

Posted at 2:19 PM
Sunday, 8 December 2019
CT to GA Day 17
Belhaven, NC to Morehead City, NC
We departed from Dowry Creek Marina just before sunrise at 0640... good forecast for weather today.

The Neuse River was a bit lumpy... more than forecast but nothing terrible... 2 to 3 footers from the NE.

We arrived to Morehead City Town Docks at approximately 1530 and we were securely docked at 1540... Our position tonight is 34°43.149'N, 076°42.816'W. We traveled today for 6 hours covering 42.8 nautical miles averaging 6.9 knots.
Posted at 4:04 PM
Saturday, 7 December 2019
CT to GA Day 16
Columbia, NC to Belhaven, NC
We left Alligator Marina this morning at 0800 and headed out into the Alligator River... winds out of the north 20-25 knots... 2 foot plus seas on the beam... not the greatest conditions but once through the Alligator River Swing Bridge we would have following seas and much nicer.

Bridge opened without for us without even having to slow down... this is unusual to have a bridge do this... very nice when it happens... especially this morning with the conditions.

Trip down the Alligator River was uneventful... did not see a single boat until we were two thirds of the way through the A&P Canal where we passed a 25 foot sailboat.

We did have a nice boost in speed today running over 7.5 to 7.9 knots most of the day.... lost it as we exited the A&P Canal slowing to 6.8 knots for the remainder of the way to our destination for the night... Down Creek Marina.

We arrived to Dowry Creek Marina at approximately 1345 and we were securely docked at 1400... Our position tonight is 35°31.966'N, 076°32.119'W. We traveled today for 6 hours covering 42.8 nautical miles averaging 7.1 knots.
Posted at 2:55 PM
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