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Long Day on the ICW.

26 October 2016
We had planned on leaving Morehead City before 8:00 a.m. with hopes to get to Topsail Beach area that evening. However, I discovered a cooling hose that had a small bubble in it and I wanted to try and buy a replacement before we left. Unfortunately, no one had what I needed, then the dock master suggested we wait till low tide so it would be easier to get of the dock. We finally left at 9:45 and as soon as we turned the corner in the channel heading down the ICW we were hit with 2.5 knots of current. This combined with a 15 knot head wind made for very slow going, and just when we thought we would get a favourable change in direction we would pass an inlet and get hammered again. It reminded me of my old days at Can-Am when they used to say, two things always going the wrong way are a girl hitchhiking and a headwind. After 45 miles of negotiating narrow channels bordered by shoals and unrelenting tides we called it a day. There is a nice bay right off the ICW with room for about 20 boats, this area is right in the middle of Camp Lejeune which is a huge military base. I guess this was dug so the military would have a place to launch boats and train, however it is open to the public so we settled in for the night. We were treated to a mini airshow as the marines were practising night landings right behind the trees that border the anchorage. Big brother is always watching!
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Vessel Name: Dagny
Vessel Make/Model: Sabre 402
Hailing Port: South Lancaster On
Crew: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
About: Allan is a retired Montreal Air Traffic Controller and Bev is a retired Elementary School Principal.
Extra: After many years of local cruising and Etchells racing we are living our dream of sailing to the Bahamas. Allan enjoys golfing, cycling and skiing. Bev is an active cyclist, runner, aerobics participant and cross country skier.
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Who: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
Port: South Lancaster On