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Yep, no lack of water around here, though too much of it's shallow. Still, there's more than enough places to visit and explore.

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How much draft does Aria have? The shallow waters haven't been a problem for us but then again we only draw 3'4" That is definately a lot of water out there in the sound. We're thinking about crossing it again this summer but may choose Cape Lookout instead. We'll definately be in New Bern and Oriental for the 4th of July.

So it looks like this weekend will be me and my dad working on the pier and maybe installing the mooring. Jayme can't make it because we're both still catching up with work and she's got clients in town. We'll be there from Sat evening to Monday afternoon.

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Joel - then I won't worry about getting there till Saturday. Right now, weather looks yucky for the weekend, but we'll see. I'll be in the harbor, since I used my two nights at the dock, Sun and Mon.

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Well, as expected, the trek up the Pamlico was nose to the wind. But, what the hey. Arrived in Bath a bit after 1500 and tied up to the state dock. Made the entire tern population of Bath mad at me, but that's nothing new either.

Took a short walk around to get my bearings, and then I'll go out for a longer one as it cools off a bit. Quaint little town, with almost a Country Club feel to the western side of the Creek. Wide, well tended lawns, going up to large houses, with nice piers in front. There's a small marina here, mostly full of sailboats, though all the shoreside homes seem to have a dock.

Well protected back here, even though the wind is blowing down the creek. While the sun feels good on my back as I sit in the cockpit. It's so easy to feel at home in these small Carolina towns. Especially before tourist season really kicks in. No lack of boats heading north though. At a guess, I'd say there's probably at least 20 - 30 a day. And most seem to be from NY to Maine. It's interesting to watch them go racing by, while I turn to the less traveled path. And I can't help but wonder if they know what they pass by.

Currently at 35 28 36 N 76 48 55 W

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Today we be sailing.

Was able to sail the 18 mi to Goose Creek after leaving Bath this morning. Nice wind till about 9:30, then it started dying down, so by the time I got to Goose Creek, I was almost becalmed.

Not sure were I'll stop this evening. Hoping to have more wind once I get through the Cut over to the Bay River.

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Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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Enjoy reading your logs John. Stay safe and hope to see you out and about in Annapolis.
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John,
Make sure you check in with me if you want work while in the ChesBay. I think there is plenty to go around. Have fun!

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Bardo - will do. Haven't really decided yet.

Well, what started out as a pleasant day, soon turned to the usual crap. No sooner did I roll up the jib and start the motor, then BAM, back comes the wind ..... right on my nose. Which is where it pretty much stayed all day, no matter what my heading, it stayed within a 20 degree arc of dead on. Oh well, such is life

Came back in at South River, since it will be blowing into Oriental Harbor all night. I'll mosey over tomorrow, see if there's room and if I can get the anchor to set.

And of course, I lost my connection while typing.

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Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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It's a windy, noisy night here in Oriental Harbor, with the wind blowing in, right on the stern. Lots of wave slap on the transom. Saw at least four boats try to anchor today, and not a one of them stayed. South to Southwest wind is not the time to anchor here. And that's besides, when it's blowing for a few days, like it has been, it sucks the water out of the harbor, leaving even less room for dropping the hook.

I'll cruise the town-wide flea market tomorrow, then meet Joel, late afternoon. Have to give up the dock though Sunday, and it doesn't look good for trying to anchor then either. I'll probably go back over to South River for the night, then either go up to New Bern, or head north to Edenton and then Manteo.

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Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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PBeezer, I'm looking at the Oriental harbor cam. Is that you I see tied up to the Town Dock? Though it has been a while since I've been there, I've tied in the same spot when I cruised the area. Michael
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