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Old 01-02-2009
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Gonna try again tomorrow - Cape Fear to Charleston

First off, do people care? Should I keep posting our passages here?

We had a nice time here at Bald Head Island. The assistant dockmaster here was the former City Manager for Southport, NC for the past 15 years. He offered to take us for a tour of town, so we took him up on it today, took the ferry to shore and cruised around town. We had great hushpuppies at PJ's, a local haunt, checked out the Maritime Museum and now we're back on Pelican preparing for our short passage tomorrow/Sunday.

The distance is only 122nm. We'll be leaving at 7:30am - right around slack. We'd like to beat a 2.5kt flood if we can. The only issue is that they are having unusually low tides here, and we grounded at our slip in very, very soft mud. How do I know how soft? We actually grounded 15 feet off our slip, and I was still able to push us forward all the way to our slip with a few extra RPM's on the engine. We're fine at high tide, but it may be iffy at 7:30am.

The weather forecast for this weekend calls for fairly light winds (10kts), low seas (2-3ft) and a bit of rain. We're looking forward to a more sedate passage. At an average of 4kts (assuming light winds), we'll be to Charleston in approximately 30 hours. Once again, you can track our progress via the same SPOT address from before, listed on our blog at s/v Pelican - Following A Dream.
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First off, do people care? Should I keep posting our passages here?
Of course! Always good to hear of others' adventures! Best of luck.
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Should I keep posting our passages here?
It would seem odd if ya didn't
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Chris, I often found myself asking the same question, but many assured me they looked forward to my posts. So keep 'em coming. Here's a good NOAA site for the rest of your route: Tampa Bay Area Marine Weather Page

Has forecasts and bouys on one page.
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Absolutely post Chris...we had fun and a bit of worry the last time and the Spot is great to track your progress. Helps with Sailnet Winter Derangement Syndrome!
Looks like motoring weather or on the nose...I'm betting 24 hours under iron genny! Safe travels.
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Definately keep posting. Those of us not sailing right now depend on it.
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Labatt - I check your blog at least once a day! As well as this site. Post where you will, just keep posting.

PBzeer - Your sailnet blog and Music on the Wind are bookmarked. I don't check them but about once a week as you have not posted in awhile. "Posting" here or in Cruising is appreciated, as I read them daily.

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Please do post, we all like following each other's trips.

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Yes, please keep posting. Living vicariously through your trip, with the hopes of following in your footsteps.
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