Believe and Compromise
06 November 2017
Believe comes through the bridge as we untie Bay Breezin' and Compromise from the wall at 7:10 a.m.. We have a nice motor sail across the Albemarle Sound to the Alligator River. There are quite a few boats out ahead of us. The bridge tender is not quite as happy about seeing all of these cruisers. He seems to be a little put out about having to open the bridge yet another time for our group of boats. He doesnt talk much, just does his job as says "10-4". It has been overcast all morning but after lunch the sun comes out. Our anchorage for the night is a few more hours down the Alligator Pungo canal. There is one boat anchored when we arrive at 2:40 p.m. Believe anchors and Compromise rafts on their starboard side and we raft on their port side. After we are all secured, we all gather on Believe to talk about the day and our past and future travels. We have been so lucky over the years, to meet such great people along the way. We enjoyed some appetizers and watched the sunset as a few more boats come in to anchor behind us. After dinner, the sky was dark and the stars were bright. They were amazing! As we sat in the cockpit of Believe, listening to the sounds of the steel drum band, the bright orange full moon emerged over the water. As the moon rose, ripples of whispy clouds filled the sky.