07 November 2015
Friday November 6
We started out at 7 a.m. this morning. Started out a litttle cloudy and cleared up as we moved along. It was a nice, short run to Southport. We are in South Harbour Village marina at 12:30. Plenty of time for showers and laundry. No.. sorry to say we didn't get any oysters. I've been thinking about them all day. The oyster festival in Urbanna started today. I can almost taste the oyster fritters! Hope my sister ate one for me too!
Saturday November 7
There seems to be a trend ... starting a little later each morning. We are still on our early schedule and we're up by 6. Carl makes blueberry waffles and we have time to linger over coffee for a little while. We pull off of the dock at 8 a.m. Nemo falls in behind us. The wind is on our nose, but we are running with the current most of the way. It is a picture perfect day, just gorgeous. I always enjoy looking at all of the houses along the waterway. There are lots of recreational boats out. There are people surf fishing from the beaches. All of the inlets have fishing boats in them. And there are lots of birds. There are a few tricky inlets here and the currents are wicked. Tow boat US is towing someone off a shoal just before Calabash Creek. We are anchored in the creek by 1:00 p.m. Carl and I have chicken salad and pimento cheese on crackers for lunch. We bought them at Roberts market in Wrightsville Beach. One of their regular customers told us that Robert sells to Harris Teeter. Robert is very reserved about it as he checks us out. They are both delicious. The people in the two catamarans anchored in front of us are in the water swimming. Later in the afternoon, we pick up Judy and Don in the dinghy and motor to Calabash. After a little walk around, we stop at Coleman's Original Calabash restaurant. They have just rebuilt after a fire destroyed the building. We sat on the deck overlooking the water. We all have combinations of flounder, shrimp and deviled crabs. No oysters, but I got my seafood fix! We return to Nemo and stay for a nightcap of hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. It is pitch dark as we head to Bay Breezin' in the dinghy. It is clear and the sky is full of stars.