CT to FL Day 20
Swansboro, NC to Carolina Beach, NC
We left Swansboro this morning at 0715 and headed south. Destination for the day planned to Carolina Beach, NC.
Several bridges today that posed no problems... running on one engine seemed to make the timing no issue between bridges.
We arrived to Carolina Beach in the dark at 1815 and docked at Carolina Beach State Park Marina. Our position tonight is N34°02.123', W076°56.015'
. We traveled today for 11 hours covering 58.6 nautical miles averaging 5.3 knots.
Posted at 5:36 PM
CT to FL Day 19
Moorhead City, NC to Swansboro, NC
We left Moorhead City this morning at 0945. Destination for the day planned at Swansboro, NC about a 4 hour cruise.
About 45 minutes out I noticed the starboard engine temperature rising to above normal and shut it down. We continued on one engine. Current was against us and we making 4.5 to 5 knots. Just before Swansboro we did pick up the current and ran at over 7 knots for a few miles.
We arrived to Swansboro and docked at Caspers Marina at 1345. Our position tonight is N34°41.117', W076°07.265'
. We traveled today for 4 hours covering 21.2 nautical miles averaging 5.3 knots.
Our good friends Frank and Chris Erwin will joining us for dinner tonight aboard SAILS. Will be great to see them.
Posted at 1:27 PM
CT to FL Day 18
Oriental, NC to Moorhead City, NC
Up early this morning just at sunrise... Marina office opens at 0800 and they told they would have our bill for services ready by 0830.
We were off to the office at about 0830... paid the bill and were underway at 0910. Destination for the day Moorhead City. We are supposed to meet some very good friends Louis and Diane Wade there for dinner. Can't remember the last time we saw them.
We arrived to Moorhead city and docks at the Moorhead City Docks and were securely moored at 1255. Our position tonight is N34°43.148', W076°42.810'
. We traveled today for 3 hours and 45 minutes covering 26.3 nautical miles averaging 7.0 knots.
I spent an hour hosing off the sea gull poop from the finger pier... it was covered.. YUK!
Posted at 1:51 PM