A sailing friend is nearby, but she is paddling instead of sailing. Dawn, aka SandyBottom, paddled up the North Landing River with a group of kayak friends this afternoon. Dawn spends a lot of time on the water but I've only ever seen her on the sailboat Dawn Patrol. So this was my chance to say hello and see her with a kayak.
Below is her SPOT track from today. She and her friends put in near the ferry docks in Currituck and headed north. Tomorrow they'll turn back south towards the upper portion of the outer banks. I arrived just after they landed on the little beach at a campground.
I think the group is paddling the entire North Carolina coast, doing it in stretches of a few days. I wouldn't mind sailing that distance, from the South Carolina line to Virginia, someday.
It was a treat to see Dawn and meet her friends. I hope they have a good trip. In a few days I expect you can read about it on her blog.