Autumn Borne Cruising

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Southport NC to Mile Hammock Bay

12 May 2013 | North Carolina
Dean - sunny and warm Wind 8-16 NNW
12 May 2013 -- Sunday - Mother's Day...
Good morning...
The tides in the Cape Fear river decided our fate least as far as stopping early at the South Harbour Village Marina... (a place we really like, anyway).... We would have been fighting an ebb tide on the Cape Fear river... NOT GOOD....
But this morning (as I write the first part of this message)... we're doing 8.4 knots to 8.8 k. speed over the ground, going WITH the flood tide...

PLUS... Susan and I had a great dinner at the Italian Bistro there in the harbor, last night: ... a Celebration of MOther's day.... a congratulation, if you will, to Susan, for contributing so much to raising our Daughter.... and how well she 'turned out'. :)

Docking at south Harbour Village Marina was a trick.... Just before we were to dock the wind picked up to about 24 knots.... Although it was an "ON-Dock" breeze, the linear length of space that the dockmaster (Bill) gave us to get into was really tight. so we turned around; put our bow into the current.... and 'shoe-horned" the AB into the spot.... then the on-dock breeze (20+ knots) PINNED us there for the rest of the evening.... (Fenders half flat with the forces).

One plus for the South Harbour Village Marina; .... they've added Cable TV... so we had movies all evening...and an NCIS re-run
Getting a Pumpout this morning... required a move of AB OFF, and then ON to the dock in a different location.... but that's done!

and now (as I write this), we're on our way up the Cape Fear River, toward "snows cut" (over toward Carolina Beach)....
If we're lucky, we'll make Mile Hammock Bay by this evening...
Three major bridge openings between us and our goal

OK... It's EVENING now....

Still Sunday... and we ARE anchored in Mile Hammock Bay in Camp Lajune (NC).
But it wasn't easy.... we missed ALL three bridges by less than 10 minutes each... so we had to wait nearly 80 minutes total for the day...

Just milling about in the channels, waiting for the timed openings of bridges (Wrightsville Beach - Figure 8 - and Surf City bridges)....

The way the tides worked today... It was Impossible to make it between the last two bridges... no matter how hard we ran, even with the sails up.
No SOAP!!!!

It was a typical Sunday on the ICW, if not more crowded because of Mother's day.... Anyone who had traveled the ICW on the weekends knows what I'm talking about...
Everyone that passes you is in such a hurry... flat out, full Throttle, and only one or two boat WIDTHS from your beam.... Why so close???? the channel is WIDE !!!!
it was a 48.5 nautical mile day... but we lost an hour and a half due to bridge waits.... The anchorage here in Mile Hammock Bay is FULL, but I suspect all these people started this morning from Wrightsville Beach.... considerably closer to here than Southport NC (where we started from this AM).

Tomorrow, if things go well, we should blow though Beaufort NC, and start NORTH toward the Pamlico. How far we get...we'll have to see.
Right off the bat, we have to wait for the Onslow Beach bridge....
(the photo is of AB at Barefoot Landing, where we met Nick and Lyn)
Vessel Name: Autumn Borne
Vessel Make/Model: CSY-44-Antigua
Hailing Port: Buffalo, New York
Crew: Dean and Susan Perry
About: Full time cruisers for 10 years, now. We cruise about 3500 nautical miles each season, from the top of the Hudson River (NY) to either the FL keys; the Bahamas; or the west side of FL, for the Winters.
Extra: Our CSY-44-Antigua is hull #1.
Autumn Borne's Photos - Main
Goodwill Date NIGHT at the pool at HOP-O-Nose. Great Fun with good folks. spouses buy outfits for the other party.
5 Photos
Created 6 August 2017
2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
4 Photos
Created 15 February 2017
Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
8 Photos
Created 1 December 2016
Bill and Janet took us to Wilmington NC ( aka "the big city") by car on FRiday... GREAT TRIP
6 Photos
Created 16 April 2016
We were invited for Pasta Night with Mike and Vickie McKinnon, to the new home of Michele and Steve Papile (s/v John Rae). Wonderful day !!
6 Photos
Created 19 February 2016
our times at VERO Beach
7 Photos
Created 9 February 2016
FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
8 Photos
Created 15 November 2015
Wonderful time at a Finger-Lakes wine tasting tour, organized by our daughter, Ruth. The tour was followed by a B-day celebration, and dinner at a local restaurant. Friends, and Relatives gathered from all over NY, and PA. GREAT TIME !!!
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2015
After Key West - winter of 2015 spent in Boot Key Harbor, and Marathon FL. Lot's of friends here...
12 Photos
Created 19 April 2015
Vacation from Cruising... Becoming a tourist again.... and a wonderful visit from our kids.
6 Photos
Created 22 February 2015
AB on the Hard for bottom work, and new paint. Propeller staightened, and cleaned up by professional prop shop.... two dents, and numerous nicks... and scratches...gone now... plus "pitch" checked and trued... Cutless bearing removed, and reset...
9 Photos
Created 18 December 2014
Cumberland Island GA - great place to visit... like walking on an alien planet
6 Photos
Created 1 December 2014
Traveling with Benny and Lisa on the S/V Rhiannon, and then Ilene, and Roger, on the s/v ILENE. Beautiful Beaufort SC until we had to leave before our anchor let GO in a blow and tide... and a wonderful ST. Mary's Thanksgiving.
6 Photos
Created 30 November 2014
dinner for 8, cooked by Ondra, and Nelson on Last Boat... eaten by the crews from Autumn Borne, SEEKER, Last Boat, and Endurance.
4 Photos
Created 12 March 2014
summer 2013 at HON
2 Photos
Created 6 October 2013
rented car in Titusville, FL. Drove to Glenville, NY in two days. Christmas with Ruth, Matt, and the kids (Billie, and Charlie).
5 Photos
Created 25 December 2012
Painting the trim at Ruth's house, led to some interesting happenings... Like my first ambulance ride (head wound).
4 Photos
Created 28 September 2012
photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
4 Photos
Created 16 September 2012