Thoroughfare CreekBill: Clear and 70
04/14/2011, Off the Mighty Wacamaw River
We had a short run today, about 35 miles to a place that had been marked on our chart since November of 2009. So here we are anchored of Sandy Island on Thoroughfare creek. This is a Nature Conservancy project... and we can see why. as we sit here now we can here the nocturnal bird Chuck Will's Widow calling on shore. The call is like the name. This bird is similar to the more well known but also rarely heard Whip-o-will.
Bathing at CalabashBill
04/14/2011, Calbash Creek SC
Having generated hot water by running the engine, a bath was made for use when we arrived. For those who know that Isobel was taking swimming lessons... what she is doing now is blowing bubbles in the water.
Entertainment on the ditch04/13/2011, Southern NC
I have used this analogy before... picture pulling onto the interstate highway and driving somewhere at 6.5 miles per hour! that is what motoring on the ICW is like. Parts of it are interesting or beautiful... Southern NC and the Myrtle beach area is a real ditch with only a few pretty spots...
a day at the beachSunny and 71
04/11/2011, Wrightsville Beach, NC
As we arrived at the beach we were still dressed in what we thought was appropriate clothing. It was sunny, 70 and a sea breeze. The little girl had cordoroy pants, a turtle neck and a fleece. She was running ahead of us... as we crested the top of the walkway we found thousands of people in bikinis and shorts doing all those things we would normally do if it was 15 degrees warmer: surfing, playing catch and laying in the sun... A well tanned guy with rippling muscles walked past us and said, "She looks like she is going skiing!!!"
WarmthBill, 73 and sunny
04/09/2011, Wrightsville Beach, NC
We motor-sailed a lot. Between two bridges we couldn't make it to the next opening, so we sailed with the Genoa... still arriving too early.
South of Oriental!!04/08/2011, camp LeJune, NC
Bill and Isobel prepare the boat to get underway... who knows what they are working on, but you can see it takes all of both of them to get it in order.
Hull speed with a hankie out!Bill
04/04/2011, South River, NC
This is what it looked like inside South River. Note the clouds... must relate to the high winds. Also, if you look at the bottome right corner of the image, you will see a haze. That is dirt in the air blown off feilds that are south of South River. At first we thought there was a fire.
Captain and Admiral Sick as dogsBill
03/31/2011, Oriental, NC
Here we are tied up to the Town Dock in Oriental. You can check us at at the harbor cam
Future Blue Devil?03/29/2011, Oriental, NC
Since she was six months old she could palm this ball. Now she has a pretty good shot, her dribble is is being hampered by the lack of a flat court...
A good sea trial day03/28/2011, the neuse River, NC
One of the "little extras" that we had made while at Sailcraft was a clear hatch-board. Wow! On days like this when it is cold and raining, those below can check on those in the cockpit. And those in the cockpit do not feel as isolated.
April 2013, Guna Yala, Panama