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Happy Birthday Gary! Wishing you warm breezes, calm waters and tall Margaritas!
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Happy Birthday, Gary!
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Happy Birthday Gary, and many more to come. Keep us informed of your progress and don't forget to post some pics. Fair winds and fair maidens to you.
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Happy Birthday Gary!!

I'm about 12 years behind you on casting off.

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Happy B-day! By the time you read this you'll be somewhere between Cape Fear and Charleston, I guess. Waccamaw River in that stretch probably gets my vote for the prettiest stretch of the waterway ... enjoy!
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Well done you.
Happy Birthday Gary! Fair Winds and calm seas!

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I received a call from Gary this morning and at that time he was just passing Surf City Bridge in NC.

He sounded really content.
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Happy Bday Gary. Keep us posted on your progress and enjoy the solitude. I just might have to toast to you tonight. A great excuse to have a drink or two. Fair winds and safe anchorage.
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Happy Birthday Gary! You're livin' the dream!
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About 30 miles to South Carolina, which I hope the weather allows me to make tomorrow. Tied up at the Dockside Marina and Restaurant south of Wilmington, NC for the night, met some really nice folks that I hope to follow south in the morning.

Most of the time is spent motoring, or motor/sailing on the jib when there has been wind and a straight channel that's more than 100 feet wide - which is rare down here. Gets pretty hairy when a 65-foot motor-yacht suddenly appears on your stern and there's barely enough room for two boats to safely pass. I'm still making about 45 miles a day, but not every day because of bridge schedules.

Oh well, at least it's a bit warmer,

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