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Lemons Way
The continuing adventures of a cruising sailor/family lawyer, his wife (also a lawyer), and their young children.
Lunch While Preparing For Continued Cruising
Keith, overcast and threatening thunderstorms, but nothing yet
07/25/2008, Town Creek Anchorage

After the morning's explorations, I made a cheese tortilla and enjoyed down home mexican picante sauce with it. The local tomato from Oriental was like a full-fledged side dish with the additional of some fresh ground pepper and sea salt.

Exploring Beaufort, NC
Overcast and muggy, but bearable
07/25/2008

I was walking along front street with the dogs and watching the lines of people waiting for boats to visit the outer banks. I asked around and it turns out North Carolina's cruising crown jewel is a 1/2 day trip north along the Atlantic coast from this here spot. So I purchase a North Carolina cruising guide and a set of charts for the state and off I go. To the kind person who wrote a recent comment recommending I visit Cape Lookout, - thank you. Before that, there is this huge park just constructed next to the Town Creek anchorage and I took the dogs to walk there off leash in the morning and in the afternoon today. Evidently it was constructed as a home for old fashioned tall ships. They haven't arrived yet. Little Dreamer is not exactly a tall ship, but she has been around, from Martini cove in San Carlos to Oriental, NC. Now the dogs are crashed out on deck. I've got a picture of my two damp canine companions as they sleep off today's exercise in a later post.

Jake & Anne Playing, Tropical Dreamer Can Be Seen At Top Right In The Distance
Keith, sunny and pleasant
07/25/2008, Beaufort Town Creek Anchorage

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Our Anchorage Off The Sailing School
07/25/2008, Beaufort, NC

As soon a we arrived, a neighboring boater came right over on his dingy. He was broke and wanted to sell me an extra anchor by telling story after story of why I needed a third one. He's probably right, but the dogs were getting restless and he took his leave not soon enough. Said he had been anchored in this small town for four years getting medical treatment. Mind numbing. I lowered the dingy, attached the engine, and drove over to a beachy area nearer town and let the dogs play. It was quite calm last night but a little sticky - not enough breeze. Had to install the screens due to skeeters. Great telephone, internet, and even tv reception here (I have a sweet powered tv receiver that will become obsolete when digital takes over, but until then, works amazingly).

And We're Off
Keith, Overcast morning but the sky is cleaing and it looks like it will be sunny, calm conditions for the morning so far
07/25/2008, Beaufort, NC

Departed from Oriental around 9:00 a.m., found our way to the intercoastal waterway, and cruised 20.8 miles south. It was heavenly. Idyllic cruising for several hours just watching the shoreline go by. Jake and Anne slept the whole way. It got sunny as we left Oriental and we had perfect weather the whole day.

Pre-Departure Feast, Southwest Style
07/23/2008

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07/23/2008

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Gathering The Chartbooks In Preparation For Continued Cruising
Keith, who knows
07/23/2008, Whitaker

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Awaiting Departure At The Docks
Keith, this place is a weather vortex right now, thunderstoms or the threat of them every afternoon and evening.
07/23/2008, Whitaker (I know I'm missing a k, and I'm leaving it that way)

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Jake Is As Happy As He's Ever Been
07/23/2008

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