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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
CT to SC Day 19
Swansboro, NC to Wrightsville Beach, NC
We departed from Swansboro this morning at 0845 and headed south... our new destination for the winter being Osprey Marina in Myrtle Beach, SC. A little father north than we would like for the winter but they will allow us to do what we need to do to SAILS.

Today was like someone turned a switch on for other boats... there were dozens of them today going south and north... all sizes... makes for a nice day when you have boat traffic around you.

It was quite windy today with winds over 20-25 knots all day... being on the ICW and having no large bodies of water to cross winds like this are in material as they produce no waves... The temperature was also great... reaching low 70's... could cruise with windows open... also, meant we could anchor for the night and not have to go to a dock for power and heat.

We arrived to Wrightsville Beach anchorage at approximately 1615 and we were securely anchored at 1630... Our position tonight is 34°12.487'N, 077°47.903'W. We traveled today for 7 hours and 45 minutes covering 48.2 nautical miles averaging 6.3 knots.
Posted at 4:50 PM
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
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