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The fun times aboard Liquid Therapy. With - Susan and Brooke Smith
 
DaY 12 OF OUR GREAT ADVENTURE
Brooke Smith
11/12/2011, Oriental, NC

Day 12 . Belhaven to Oriental, NC about 50 miles. The Pungo River was flat as we left Dowry Creek Marina in Belhaven this morning and across the Pamlico River was uneventful too. People fret about the Pamlico Sound and I assume some boats go that direction. But, the 4 mile run across the Pamlico River was easy. We then entered the sheltered creek and canals that emptied in the next bigger water, the Bay River. We now had a much fresher breeze blowing but Liquid Therapy rode very smooth. BUT, when we left Bay River and entered to mouth of the Neuse the wind was getting stronger. The weather radio said it was only 5 to 10. Ha, we had 2 to 4 foot chop from more wind than 5-10. It was more like 20kts. And we had to run 14 miles (2 hours ) in this chop until we turned into Whittaker Creek. Docking took 4attempts to just lay along side a T dock. Very cold and windy when we tied up port side to the dock. Whittaker Pointe Marina is a very nice facility. Very nice club house and very clean bath rooms. Also the cheapest rate we have had for docking $1.00 / foot with the MTOA (Marine Trawlers Owners Association) discount. I took a shower and didn't close my eyes when rinsing off as my equilibrium is bouncing from todays ride. Liquid Therapy had no trouble with the water conditions. Although it is funny to have water splashing up through the bow hawse pipes and wetting the deck. I might try to invent something to keep that from happening..
So, the picture for today is my upper command station:
Bose Speakers; RayMarine Autopilot; iPhone; Garmin GPS; Compass; FindMeSpot sat:navigator..
230 miles traveled so far.

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DAY 11 OF OUR GREAT ADVENTURE
Brooke Smith
11/11/2011, Dowry Creek Marina, Belhaven, NC

You know, maybe it is a better time to type the blog in the morning when we are awake. Susan shot the sunrise this morning. It's going to be too windy to move today. So we are just going to stay put and work on projects. If we left today, Oriental, NC would be our next stop. It's about 50 miles and we have to cross the Pamlico River ( 4 miles wide as it turns into the Pamlico sound ). Also the Neuse River can be rough. It's not rain that is keeping us put it's the wind. Pretty day to be in port.

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11/11/2011 | Charlie & Linda
I AM MAD HA HA! YOU HAVE TAKEN ME BACK TO 9/17/88 AT BELLE HAVEN WHERE WE MEET SAILBOATS WHO WHERE NOT HAPPY ABOUT OUR WAKE.WE TOOK ON 111 GALS AT COST OF $117.05 BUT DONT LOOK AT THE COST THIS TOO WILL LOOK GOOD 20 YRS. FROM NOW. HAVE A GREAT TRIP WE WISH WECOULD BE BEHIND YOU IN FISHTALS. YOU ARE ABOUT 118 MILES FROM SWAN POINT MARINA.
11/11/2011 | Pam G
Beautiful shot! Take your time..it's not like you have a train to catch or anything :) Enjoy your time and H2O therapy!
11/12/2011 | George & Doris
hey Susan & Brooke...you are making great time south! we just arrived in charleston 11/11/11 and will be here till after thanksgiving...when you are passing thru give us a shout...we have a car here also...fair winds...George & Doris...S/V Grace
11/12/2011 | Josie and Mark
It's great to follow your adventures. Very nice pics. The marina is going to be quieter without you guys. Started the new brokerage "Grace Yachting Group"
DaY 9 &10 OF OUR GREAT ADVENTURE
Brooke Smith
11/10/2011, Dowry Creek Marina, Belhaven, NC

The trees along the Pungo Canal were still beautiful today..

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DaY 9 &10 OF OUR GREAT ADVENTURE
Brooke Smith
11/10/2011, Dowry Creek Marina, Belhaven, NC

Susan studying the guide book

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DaY 9 &10 OF OUR GREAT ADVENTURE
Brooke Smith
11/10/2011, Dowry Creek Marina, Belhaven, NC

Looking out the back of the boat in the Pungo Canal

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DaY 9 &10 OF OUR GREAT ADVENTURE
Brooke Smith
11/10/2011, Dowry Creek Marina, Belhaven, NC

Spring lines and power cord management.

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11/11/2011 | CW Laugerbaum
love the coils must be something you picked up from sailing

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