Sunday, May 21, 2017

the track, sheer joy

Above is the gps track from the spring sail, 240 miles of wonderful sailing.  And below is a photograph of joy, Webb somewhere on the Caribbean.  He has posted his St. Lucia to Marathon sailing log here.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Back home after a great trip.  Rock Hole Bay, Ocracoke, the marshes behind Cedar Island, Bath, Washington and a couple of other nice anchorages, it was a very relaxing week.  Up most days and sailing by 6:00 or soon after, I spent about eight or nine hours each day sailing.  Dinner, clean up and reading, I was ready to go to sleep as the sun went down.  I haven't looked at the log yet but believe we averaged about 35 miles a day.  Light winds one morning and one afternoon, but other than that, plenty of wind.  And not a drop of rain.  First time in three years I have sailed NC without a tropical storm hovering about.  

Photos are from this morning, leaving Ditch Creek for the brief sail up Jones Bay to Hobucken, top, and on the narrow creek leading to Pate Boat Yard, looking up to wend our way through the trees leaning in over the ditch.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Washington NC

Sailing through the old train trestle to the Washington waterfront.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

this morning

Leaving out of Turnagain Bay at dawn. Reached Bath this evening.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday moring

Very windy overnight and this morning. Will wait an hour or two for 
the winds to drop to a forecast 10-15.

Friday, May 12, 2017

sushi tonight, sashay tomorrow

Went over the watertribe gear list, everything there.  Everything stowed and this afternoon stashed in the back of the jeep or in the boat.  Nice dinner tonight, heading south tomorrow.

Current forecast has me thinking about heading over to Ocracoke early in the trip,  then south to Cedar Island and Core Sound, cutting across the Thorofare and Old Canals to the Neuse and maybe Oriental.  But we will see which way the wind is blowing.  Here's the tracking url....

Thursday, May 11, 2017

spot tracking url

Hope to be on the water late Saturday morning.  Forecast: a little rainy on the first day, then sunny for the next few.

Spot tracking url is below or just click here.