SC to CT Day 6
Little Alligator River, NC to Great Bridge, VA
We pulled anchor as the sun was rising behind and were underway at 0715. Forecast was for the weather to deteriorate late after noon with high winds... 30 to 40 knots... our plan was to cross the Albemarle Sound and stop at Coinjock Marina.
Crossing the Albemarle was uneventful with less than 1 foot seas to begin with... as we reached the far side the winds forecast for late afternoon started to pickup... seas increased to 2 foot. All-in all a good crossing... Herman and Lily enjoyed the crossing... :)
Winds were forecast to last into Friday... so we changed our plan and passed by Coinjock and continued to Great Bridge.
After Coinjock we had to transit Currituck Sound... winds were howling at point... steady 25 knots with gusts to near 40 knots... was a bit choppy but waves were on the port quarter most of the way and we did not really affect us much... a little spray was all.
We made the North Landing Bridge for it's 1500 opening... rather than push hard to make the Centerville Bridge at it's 1530 opening we took our time and arrived for it's 1600 opening... wind now steady at 30 knots and seeing over 40 knot gusts... wind was not creating any waves but was tough navigating at 3 knots with the gusts of wind.
We arrived to Great Bridge at 1620 and luckily there was space on the free dock across from Atlantic Yacht basin for us to dock. We were securely docked at 1630 at N36°43.244’, W076°14.287’
. We traveled today for 9 hours and 15 minutes covering 61.7 nautical miles averaging 6.7 knots.