29 April 2012 | Carolina Beach, NC
Shrimp season has started in NC.
We have had good traveling weather for the past two days, and it looks like this will continue for a while. These two days have been a weekend, so small boat traffic has been heavier than usual, and we have left early (this morning before sunrise) and stopped early.
We are at a mooring in Carolina Beach - so new that they haven't started charging for them yet. We are 296 miles from Mile "0" in Norfolk, so we have been moving along.
We plan to leave early tomorrow as well, and have a long day to get set up for getting through Camp Lejeune the next day before they close the ICW to practice firing their guns. If we can negotiate a couple of once-per-hour drawbridges efficiently, we will anchor tonight in Mile Hammock Bay on the south edge of Lejeune... the scene of our late-night circus on the way south last fall.