FL to CT Day 21
Layover Oriental, NC
Due to high winds we are staying in Oriental until the weather settles down. We had severe thunderstorms last night with wind gusts to 40 knots.
We have the Neuse River and the Pamlico sound ahead of us and both can be pretty nasty with high winds. Looking at forecast we will most likely be here in Oriental till Saturday morning.
We are docked next to a huge scallop boat and had to put out the large fender balls to keep us apart. West winds at 30 knots with higher gusts and it's pushing him toward us. He is actually shielding us from most of the wind and waves... the harbor actually has white caps in it.
We do have some nice neighbors on the dock...
Posted at 3:18 PM
FL to CT Day 20
Moorhead City, NC to Oriental, NC
We spent the evening with Louis and Diane Wade last night and it was so nice visiting with them... so we made plans to have breakfast with them... went to a local place called "Cox's" it was awesome!
Some pretty nasty weather forecast for the next few days so we decided to leave Moorhead City and go to Oriental, NC to wait on the weather to pass over... Gale force winds forecast so being in a small protected harbor on a dock sounded like a good idea. The Moorhead City Docks are fully exposed to south winds and could of been unpleasant to stay there.
This made for a short day leaving Moorhead City at 1045 traveling for 3 hours and 45 minutes covering 21.9 nautical miles averaging 5.8 knots Our location for the night N35°01.456', W076°41.472'
If the forecast is accurate we will be here at least two days... possibly 3 days.
Posted at 3:16 PM
FL to CT Day 19
Wrightsville Beach, NC to Moorhead City, NC
Posted at 10:45 PM