Spent all of last week sailing my boat from the Chesapeake to it's new home in Oriental NC. My best friend flew in to help me bring the boat down.
Leaving the marina on Monday at sunrise. Beautiful day!
Entering the Chesapeake under sail. We had perfect weather
but a lot of wind
. Small craft warnings were up but the boat handled the 20 knot
winds and waves like a boss.
Entering Norfolk channel under motor
because the wind
was on our nose.
Motoring along thru the Intercostal waterway. We saw a black bear swimming across the channel. We tried to get closer to him to snap some pics but ran aground. Took us 10 minutes of rocking back and forth to get free. Bear 1. Me 0.
We had some scary storms hit us. Lighting
everywhere! So we turned back and tied up at the marina in Coinjock.
The next morning it was flat calm.
So I rigged up some extra power for the sails
Sunset in Bellhaven NC.
Full moon over the harbor
Made it into Oriental Saturday. Total miles travelled was about 240. No pics of it's new home. It was too hot and I was too lazy.