Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Anchored up in the Bay River - Near Bayboro NC

03 November 2019 | Bayboro NC (near New Bern)
Dean Perry | Windy
November 3 2019 -- Bayboro NC - (near New Bern)
It's been a long time since I've posted... I guess the last time was just after crossing Arbemerle Sound (68.8 nm in that day)....

WELL.... Since then... We had a leisurely breakfast at Belhaven anchorage ( N 35 31.86 W 076 37.274) ; then pulled the hook and motor-sailed, in some really gusty conditions, down to the Southern end of the Hoboken canal (where R.E. Mayo fish company is located)... and turned to starboard up the Bay River...

We drove about an hour, up the Bay River, as it narrowed... (not much shallower, but narrow)... We finally came around a turn in the river, and there was the Hurricane Marina and Boat Yard.. .where Pete and Bunny have their Endeavor 43 up "on the hard"...

We anchored in the middle of the channel in about 13 feet of water... (even though the boat is now floating in about 6.6 feet -- ) Pete and Bunny re-assuring us that there's "little if any River traffic"...

We're anchored at N 35 08.6 W 076 44.323 -- I'll plot that on the map on the BLOG (for those that are interested in where we are located)...
SO................ We've spent several days with Pete and Bunny.. touring and having meals out in various locales around here... even going to New Bern a few days ago... to the Pepsi Store (Pepsi was invented in New Bern, NC).

It's been fun meeting the other cruisers that have also "found" this little diamond in the rough Marina... and playing music... and just "vegging".... For a while.... We'll start to move rapidly south.. tomorrow !!

One day we drove over to Sailcraft in Oriental NC.. and saw Bill and Laura (s/v Second Wind)... They were having some work done on their rigging...
We weathered one HECK of a wind storm that same night.... At anchor here in the Bay River.... Bottom and our Ground tackle held perfectly !!! Yeah !!!
One surprise that occurred just as we anchored, here in the Bay river... The starboard lifeline gate hook came apart.... The rivet breaking... fortunately the actual hook dropped straight down into the scupper... and I saved it.... SO now that's back together with a new nut and bolt... of a slightly larger size.

We've been able to do laundry here at the marina.... And of course have meals with Pete and Bunny... OH... and SHOP $$$$$ Wow... $$$$$ we won't have to stop again until Florida...
Yesterday, I did take a little time in the PM... to adjust the Mercury outboard... It needed some adjustment of the idle mixture and idle speed.... It's definitely NOT USED to this COLD !!!!!
Runs great now... 

OK... OH... We met some New cruisers on the outer docks here at Hurricane Marina... Justin; Jennifer and their two boys... Great folks.... Taking some time OFF from their careers to home school the boys, and do some cruising.... It's WILD to think that they would take the time OFF... I guess we would just NEVER have done that when we were building out careers.... LIFE was different back then, I guess.... I guess we thought if we took off for a while ... that job wouldn't be there when we got back....
True OR NOT.... It kept us from cruising until retirement.
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
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