Saturday, March 26, 2011
day two of the walkabout
On a cold grey, windy day what else are you gonna do but think about upcoming trips. I was looking at the spring walkabout this evening, measuring some distances for day two. Day one will take me from Hobucken to Maw Point, similar to what I did last fall. The next day I plan to sail to West Bay behind Cedar Island - but that could be a relatively short sail. Why not continue on through to beautiful Core Sound?
This would involve sailing down West Bay to West Thorofare Bay and following the Thorofare Canal - there is Dawn above aboard Dawn Patrol with Spartina in the background going through the canal - into Core Sound.
I really like Core Sound. Shallow with narrow, winding channels. The windswept dunes of the Core Banks to the east, a few sandy islands - that's me moving Spartina at Wainwright Island above - sprinkled here and there.
There is a nice photo from the Dawn Patrol crew showing Spartina sailing along the south shore of Cedar Island on Thorofare Bay. If I make it there, about 25 miles from Maw Point, I could head a little bit south on day three and visit Morris Marina in Atlantic, NC. Their website gives a pretty nice description....
On a cold grey day a shrimp burger on Core Sound seems pretty good to me.