Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Southport to Wrightsville Beach NC

08 May 2018 | Southport NC - Wrightsville Beach
Dean -- overcast
Southport to Wrightsville Beach NC -- Tuesday
Today we waited for quite a while at the Marina (South Harbour Village), for the tides, and currents to change to at least a little in OUR favor (i.e. flood tide/current or at least slack).
So that was nice to have a nice, cooked breakfast, and do some boat projects (like changing the port-side RACOR fuel filter).
OUR time at Southport NC, and visiting with our cruising friends, Janet, and Bill Brown, was again GREAT!!! They are fantastic hosts. We had a little laundry, and a little shopping to be done, and they accommodated both tasks…
We had a delicious chicken dinner at the their home on Sunday night… They also invited our friends, Bunny and Pete, and Jenny.
Shopping on Monday turned out just a little different than we planned… Pete and Bunny had been extoling the virtues of this “smart TV” that they put on s/v AVALON in SC. So when Bill and I were at Walmart…. What do you know… there was this particular TV.. .on sale… HUMMM WELL… we’ve been talking about replacing the TV in the aft stateroom for a long time…. AND I’ve really grown to “hate” the VIZIO TV that was there…. (one reason is the proprietary nature of the controls, and the weird tuner controls, that receive TOTALLY DIFFERENT CHANNELS THAN THE “SAMSUNG” TV IN THE MAIN SALON, not 20 feet away).
Anyway… I bought the smart TV…. (first one we’ve ever had). Then… the funny part… This 32” TV is replacing a 19” TV…. SO…. The three of us (BILL, Pete, and me) put this TV in place… requiring a complete, and ON the FLY, redesign of the WALL bracket (in order to clear the deck above the TV).
BUT… we love it (so far)… and stayed up ‘til midnight watching movies, etc.
A big thankyou goes out to both Bill and Pete, for helping me put that big screen tv back there…, and getting it to ‘work’.
Last night we enjoyed a second night of great conversations at the home of Bill and Janet; had pizza, and refreshments, and even had time for some music (Jenny and I took turns on my Gibson guitar).
The trip up the Cape Fear River, Snow’s CUT, and through Carolina Beach… was an easy one today, although we didn’t wait quite long enough to reap the FULL benefit of the flood tide up the Cape Fear River… it wasn’t bad ( slack current ).
Tomorrow, the wind will not be conducive to hopping outside (Masonboro to Beaufort), so it’ll be another slog up the AICW…
More later.

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 14 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 #001.
Autumn Borne's Photos - Main
Autumn Borne has new home in 2020 - summer...
14 Photos
Created 25 August 2020
Vero Beach 2020 - Limit to this seasons southerly travels... Activities and Projects.
9 Photos
Created 24 February 2020
Summer Projects on Autumn Borne
8 Photos
Created 21 August 2019
preparation projects on the AB...for trip south
6 Photos
Created 30 September 2018
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