Oriental, NC to Swanboro, NC
Rhode Island to Florida - Day 18
We departed from Oriental, NC this morning at 0950 hours and headed south... planned destination Swansboro, NC. Protected waters the entire trip so did not even check the weather forecast... it was sunny and less than 5 knots of wind... so off we went.
It was actually a beautiful day of cruising... the kind that you wish every day was like... we picked up a slight boost from the current as we approached Moorhead City, NC and the inlet... reaching 8 knots for quite while... but once past the inlet at Moorhead City we had the current on the bow against us and we slowed to 5 knots... but we were at the switch from ebb to flood so we soon lost the current against us and were heading down Bogue Sound towards Swansboro at 7 knots.
We did see a lot of boat traffic today... going both directions south and north... why someone is heading north is baffling to me... LOL
We pulled into Swansboro and docked at Duck's Restaurant it's a Dock & Dine... we have stayed here before... normally, the restaurant is different each time we have stopped... they do not seem to last long... but this one had been here for two trips now... maybe they will make it... :)
We were securely docked at 1625 hours at coordinates N34°41.176', W077°41.854' Swansboro, NC.
We traveled today for 6 hours and 35 minutes covering 42.69 nautical miles and averaging 6.48 knots.
Trip totals to date:
Distance: 792.43 nautical miles
Hours: 126 hours 31 minutes
Avg Spd: 6.12 knots
Days not moving: 3