SailNet Community - View Single Post - Headed North...
Thread: Headed North...
View Single Post
  #55  
Old 03-21-2013
JonEisberg JonEisberg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,512
Thanks: 0
Thanked 118 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 4
JonEisberg will become famous soon enough
Re: Headed North...

Quote:
Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
Speaking of degrees - it's going down to 26 here tonight in Hamstead, NC, located about 50 miles down the ICW from Morehead City. Sure glad I've got a heatpump on the boat and connected to the AC power. Hope to make another 50 miles tomorrow, weather depending, of course.
Might leapfrog you tomorrow, will be going outside from Wrightsville up to Beaufort Inlet...

Left Grand Dunes behind Myrtle Beach this morning, catching a great boost from the ebb out of Little River Inlet... Beautiful sail from Little River over to the Cape Fear River, couldn't have ordered anything better than the 20 knots out of the NW for that ride... Flew up the Cape Fear on the flood, our good fortune with the timing of the tide continues...

Until turning into Snow's Cut at Carolina Beach, that is...

Arrived there at the top of the tide around 1500, to find that sandblasting/painting was being done on the bridge... A scaffolding had reduced the clearance by a few feet, so we were gonna have to wait...

Tied up to the fender system, and walked to boat forward to eyeball it... Not even close, we were gonna have to wait for about a 3 foot drop...

Current was ripping at 3 knots or more from astern, but it took a LONG time for us to gain the needed clearance... Finally, at about 2000 hrs, we eased her through, the Metz antenna just ticking some cables... Surprisingly, that seemed about as low as the water was gonna go, so we came within inches of having to head back down the Cape Fear, and out around Frying Pan... That would have really pissed me off... (grin) Today was gonna be a short day stopping in Wrightsville, and a nice dinner, but instead it's macaroni and cheese aboard here in Carolina Beach... But with the beautiful bit of sailing we had today, no complaints...

Sounds like we've got some weather coming Sat night/Sunday, we may keep on going tomorrow night to try to beat the forecast NE up to Coinjock, we shall see...

Good luck, enjoy that greenhouse... (grin)

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook