Windmills

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23 July 2015 | Manteo, N.C.
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03 July 2015 | Oriental, North Carolina
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Wednesday, June 8, Ocracoke to Slade Creek off the ICW:

28 June 2011
We left Ocracoke about 7:30 a.m. headed for Slade Creek where we anchored for the night. For the first part of the trip we were close hauled with two reefs in the mainsail and the full 120 percent genoa. The waves were close together and two to four feet.

Easy catch
We were bouncing around pretty good, dipping and rising like a rocking horse when the bow hit a 16-18 inch Spanish mackerel and flipped it onto the deck. Flopping wildly, it slid toward the cockpit. I yelled for Robert who was down below. He identified the fish and made noises about eating it for dinner, but that didn't seem sporting and he tossed it back in the water.
The second half of trip we sailed on a nice beam reach, much less bouncy. We traveled 49 miles in 10 hours.

Big oops

We rarely tow our dinghy, but knew we'd be anchoring after a long day and wanted to save time. When we anchored we forgot to pull in the slack on the tow rope and wrapped it around the prop. I told Robert, who was very annoyed with himself, that I was so hot I wanted to go for a swim anyway, so using the snorkel mask to see, I went in the water and freed the rope. Except for losing a few feet of line, there was no harm done. We found a small sandy beach where we could get Madison off the boat for a few minutes. We enjoyed a lovely sunset, despite the haze from a peat fire in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.


Going home

We had poor phone and internet reception, but managed to retrieve a message from Robert's 90-year-old father that he was scheduled to have surgery to repair a small hernia on June 13.
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Vessel Name: Arwen
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 29.9
Hailing Port: Oriental, NC
Crew: Robert Currie, Joy Franklin and Madison
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Musicians and friends at Ocrafolk
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Photos from Island Farm
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Photos from the waterfront, Fort Raleigh and the Aquarium
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Images from our stay in New Bern
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While we were at Ocracoke in early June, we visited Portsmouth Island for the first time. The State of North Carolina purchased the island in the 1970s and deeded it to the Federal Government for inclusion in Cape Lookout National Seashore. But for more than 200 years, it was home to a coastal community. Some homes, the school and the Methodist Church still stand on the island which can be reached only by boat.
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Images from the Croakerfest opening ceremonies, the Croakerfest parade and the July 4th fireworks in Oriental, one of a fairly dramatic lightning display we watched from the boatyard (rivaled the fireworks!), and one of an Oriental dragon (the town symbol) decked out for Independence Day. Fireworks photos by Robert.
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A tour of Elizabeth II, a coastal American Indian village and an English settlement.
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Among the big ships
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The Coast Guard and the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team rescue a young loggerhead with pneumonia
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Of flying dinghies, nautical spiders and other miscellany
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Photos from the annual general meeting of the North American Guild of Change Ringers in Hendersonville
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Sunsets, sailboats and salty dogs
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Taken Sept. 14 on the Chesapeake Bay between the mouth of the Severn River and the mouth of the Choptank River.
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A town with lots of interesting buildings
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Worton Creek to Harve de Grace, Md.
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Images from a beautiful river
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A charming small town
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Scenes of the island from the water
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Everything's just ducky
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Oueen Anne County seat
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A controversial party central
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Scenes from Back Creek, Weems Creek and the Severn River
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Images from the campus
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The Names of Things - with apologies to my friend John Wood who wrote a wonderful book by that title.
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Images from St. Michaels
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Exploring Calvert Cliffs
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Sea birds and good food
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Getting ready to relaunch Arwen
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Madison's life afloat
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