CT to FL Day 21
Carolina Beach, NC to North Myrtle Beach, SC
We left Carolina Beach this morning at 0740 and headed south down the Cape Fear River. Destination for the day planned to Myrtle Beach area.
Current was not our friend today... we had it against us 95% of the day with only a few short runs where we actually got a boost of speed. Typically our speed was in the 4 to 5 knot range.
We arrived to North Myrtle Beach at approximately 1700... before dark... which was very nice... We docked at Barefoot Landing Marina and secure at 1715. Our position tonight is N33°48.060', W078°44.782'
. We traveled today for 9 hours and 30 minutes covering 49.3 nautical miles averaging 5.3 knots.
Posted at 4:40 PM
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