I'm sitting at a shrimping dock
in Hobucken, NC, and we're contemplating our next week or two. The plan tomorrow is to go to Beaufort
NC and anchor
in Taylor Creek, or perhaps spend one night at a marina and then anchor
. (Any thoughts on Taylor Creek? Everything I read says to drop two hooks).
More importantly though, I'm getting somewhat sick of doing 40-50 mile days, constantly watching my depth
finder and staying inside channels, and this is after less than a week! I'm considering waiting in Beaufort
for a week or two for an appropriate window to do a "direct" run down to Charleston with Masonboro Inlet or Cape Fear/Southport as potential duck in points. I'm showing about 220nm door to door, so 2 full days (48 hours) is what I would plan for.
I'm assuming that during the right time of the year this is fully doable. Of course, we're in winter now. What kind of winds, waves and weather
should I be looking for? Is it even reasonable to expect an appropriate weather
window to open up this time of year? I don't want to sit at Beaufort for 2 weeks, just to find that we never have a window and have to do the ICW
s/v Pelican - Following A Dream