24 April 2010 | Elizabeth City, NC
We were under way this morning shortly after 6:00AM. Murphy and Mom thought it was a little early, but we needed to cross the Albemarle before the threatening storms kicked it up too much. Looking at the weather map, it appears that the eastern coast of North Carolina will be convergence of two ugly storm systems from the west and south.
Although the day was cloudy, there was a nice 15-20kt breeze out of the southwest so we had a great sail across the Albemarle. Two sails in three days! We chased Tropical Breeze the whole morning and only caught up near the end when we cheated and turned on the iron genny. Once again, Jim was wishing for that spinnaker. Oh well, next year.
We made it to the town docks shortly after lunch and are now sitting cozy and dry in the cockpit as a light rain falls outside. We will probably stay here a day or so until the ugliest of the weather passes and then make tracks for home. Murphy doesn't care, he doesn't realize he's that close to home and is satisfied with a good session of stick on the fresh, spring grass and a lazy snooze on the cushions.