New sailorsmilepost 469
11/11/2010, Charleston, SC
We're anchored across from the Charleston City Marina and are a little skeptical about the place that we picked to anchor. We'll see how it goes tonight to make sure that our boat stays where we put it before going into town tomorrow. One advantage of camping over sailing is that our camper stays where it is put when you park it for the night.
Sunset in the marshesmilepost 420
11/10/2010, South Santee River, SC
Yes, another sunset picture. Coming into Winyah Bay was somewhat of a letdown after the exciting outside passage, but watching the sunset while anchored in the marshes and seeing flocks of migrating birds was beautiful.
Dolphin escort11/10/2010, west of Cape Fear
This morning, almost a dozen dolphins were swimming between the hulls and across the front of the hulls. They stayed with us for several miles - maybe because we were sailing faster than normal at 7-10 knots? After hitting 11-13 knots and putting in a reef, we lost them. We usually sail slower and they get bored with us. This time, we got bored watching them, though we did try to get a picture from the little window in the head.
Overnight passage11/10/2010, south of Cape Fear
We had a nice screacher sail and then motor sailed starting at 4pm when the wind slacked off and continued motor sailing overnight. It was a little bumpy for a light boat like ours as the wind picked up toward morning. At sunrise, we put the screacher out again since we sail much faster than motoring. It was interesting using the AIS to watch tug and tows, cargo ships, and other sailboats. You can actually have an unofficial "race" as you watch the position of other sailboats, though they can't see you if you don't have a transponder.
Do you have a plan,? Well, not exactly...11/10/2010, east of Beaufort, NC
Ed is checking the charts. The weather looked good, so we thought we would head out and then south and see what happens. We left Beaufort, NC about noon and actually caught up with a few boats that had left earlier.