30 September 2012 | Manasquan Inlet to New Haven CT
30 September 2012 | Atlantic City, NJ
29 September 2012 | Cape May NJ
19 September 2012 | Ending at Cape May
18 September 2012 | Greenwich, NJ
17 September 2012 | Greenwich, NJ
16 September 2012 | Cheasapeake Bay
04 July 2012 | Bell Isle Marina in Hampton, VA
02 July 2012
01 July 2012 | Alligator River Marina in Columbia, NC
30 June 2012 | Dowry Creek in Belhaven, NC
29 June 2012 | Cedar Creek in Adams Creek Canal, NC
28 June 2012 | Beach House Marina - Surf City, NC
27 June 2012 | Southport, NC
25 June 2012
24 June 2012 | Minim Creek, just south of Georgetown, SC
23 June 2012 | Wappoo Creek, south of Charleston Harbor, SC
22 June 2012
27 April 2012 | Beaufort, SC
26 April 2012 | Hilton Head, SC

Leg 3 - Day 8

29 June 2012 | Cedar Creek in Adams Creek Canal, NC
Pam
Today we had ideal conditions, so we took advantage of it: sunny and a consistent breeze in our favor. So we motor-sailed the entire day....64 nautical miles (our longest distance in one day). Thank God for favorable conditions! We were able to make up for stopping early yesterday and still get to our anchorage to enjoy a swim, a great dinner, and watch the sunset. I had some beers and Jeff had some rum (and ended up running out of lemonade!).

During our trip today, we passed through the Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune. It extends 18 miles upstream on the New River, almost to Jacksonville, NC. The ICW occasionally closes through Camp Lejeune for artillery, small-weapons firing and beach-landing exercises. Luckily they weren't doing any live training exercises today. We did see helicopters flying around in Surf City yesterday as well as near Camp Lejeune today. Jeff didn't realize we were in a live firing range until he saw the sign at the north end of the range that said "Stop Do Not Proceed: Live Firing in Progress When Flashing".

We went through Swansboro, Morehead City and Beaufort. Tonight we're anchored in Cedar Creek off the Adams Creek Canal. Just before we got here, we saw wreckage of a sailboat that had run aground. The Waterway Guidebook also warned of a sunken sailboat in Cedar Creek. We weren't able to see the mast sticking out the water. Maybe the sailboat that was on the shore just before here is the one they are referring to?
Some guys were drag-netting for shrimp in a couple skiffs around our anchorage, of which we and one other boat are here. It's beautiful here.....the best anchorage we've stayed at so far since we started out in Key West. We are starting to get mosquitoes since the sunset, but we put the screens and plastics down and are okay so far.

Bridges:
1. Highway Bridge - 65'
2. Onslow Beach Swing Bridge - 12' (passed through at 10:30)
3. Cedar Point Highway Bridge - 65'
4. Atlantic Beach-Moerhead City Bridge - 65'
5. Beaufort Channel Railroad Bascule Bridge - 4'
6. Beaufort Channel Highway Bridge - 65'

If conditions are right for us, we're hoping to do full sailing in the Neuse River tomorrow and make it to Belhaven which is a 45 mile run. We should get there early so we could pick up a couple things at the local Ace Hardware store before they close, which is two blocks from the marina we'll be staying at. We need to get a GFI outlet and also a couple of bolts for the table because Jeff broke it. :-)
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Vessel Name: Whip-It
Vessel Make/Model: Maine Cat 30
Hailing Port: East Hampton, CT
Crew: Jeff, Pam, and Maddie and Lucy our furry friends
About: We are from East Hampton, CT. We started this blog to document our sailing adventures!
Whip-It's Photos - Main
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Bell Isle Marina in Hampton, VA
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Created 4 July 2012
Bell Isle Marina in Hampton, VA
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Created 3 July 2012
Coinjock Marina, NC
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Created 2 July 2012
Alligator River Marina (and Gas Station!) in Columbia, NC
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Created 1 July 2012
Dowry Creek in Belhaven, NC
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Created 30 June 2012
Cedar Creek in Adams Creek Canal, NC
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Created 29 June 2012
Beach House Marina - Surf City, NC
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Created 28 June 2012
Southport, NC
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Created 27 June 2012
Osprey Marina in Myrtle Beach, SC
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Created 25 June 2012
Minim Creek, just south of Georgetown, SC
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Wappoo Creek, south of Charleston Harbor, SC
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Created 23 June 2012
Beaufort, SC at Marsh Harbor Boat Works
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Beaufort, SC
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Hilton Head Island, SC
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Created 26 April 2012
6 miles offshore near Saint Simon's Island, GA
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Created 25 April 2012
Chicopit Bay at St. John's River, FL
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Municipal Marina at St. Augustine, FL
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Inlet Harbor at Ponce de Leon Inlet, FL
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Inlet Harbor at Ponce de Leon Inlet, FL
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Titusville, FL - Kennedy Point Marina
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Melbourne Harbor to Titusville
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Created 16 January 2012
Vero Beach to Melbourne Harbor
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Created 15 January 2012
Vero Beach to Melbourne Harbor
59 Photos
Created 15 January 2012
Hobe Sound to Vero Beach
56 Photos
Created 14 January 2012
Lake Worth to Hobe Sound
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Created 13 January 2012
Port Everglades to Lake Worth
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Created 12 January 2012
Port Everglades to Lake Worth
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Created 12 January 2012
Biscayne Bay to Port Everglades
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Snake Creek to Biscayne Bay
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Created 10 January 2012
Boot Key Harbor to Snake Creek
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Who: Jeff, Pam, and Maddie and Lucy our furry friends
Port: East Hampton, CT