30 October 2011 | Beaufort, NC
Frost warnings here in NC, but it is better than the snow storm to the north. We decided to stay another day here at the Beaufort Docks. Tomorrow morning will be cold too, but the schedule for catching the tidal current going south is more suitable (i.e. after sunrise), and we have the heat on in the boat (first time use) and are feeling lazy.
A couple of things have surprised us so far on this trip, in addition to this cold snap. First, there are very few boats smaller than ours making the trip south. (We measure 35 feet overall length.) This means we are a little slower, and are frequently passed, but we have passed only one or two boats. Second, it seems like the majority of boats are Canadian! Probably not so, but there are a lot of Canadians making the migration. (Eh?)
Final surprise: at a breakfast cafe this morning a local couple stopped at our table to chat, as is apparently the way down here. When Annapolis was mentioned, I asked the guy if he sold Ranger boats years ago in Annapolis, and when he said yes, I asked if he was John Wright. Yes. This is the guy we bought our second arrow (Ranger 26) from in 1972! We sailed that boat for 32 years.
So... you can run, but you cannot hide...