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Re: Headed North...

Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
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)

damn that looks close. How tall is your mast anyway?
Art Haberland

In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -Buddha


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