04 April 2020 | Lancaster
27 March 2020 | Charleston, SC.....Whitestone, VA
19 March 2020 | Big Majors, Exumas, Bahamas
17 March 2020 | Black Point, Exumas, Bahamas
16 March 2020 | Williams Cay, Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
15 March 2020 | Williams Cay, Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
14 March 2020 | Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
13 March 2020 | Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas
10 March 2020 | Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
08 March 2020 | Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
07 March 2020 | Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island, George Town, Bahamas
02 March 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
28 February 2020 | Southside Bay, Ragged Island, Bahamas
27 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
26 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
25 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Raggeds, Bahamas
24 February 2020 | Hog Cay, The Ragged Islands, Bahamas
18 February 2020 | Hog Cay, Ragged Islands, Bahamas
08 February 2020 | Hog Cay Cut, Exumas, Bahamas
07 February 2020 | Crab Cay, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
On to Mile Hammock
14 November 2019 | Mile Hammock, Camp Lejeune NC
Thirty two degrees?????? And you want to what????? With lines frozen and barely pliable, Greg is off the boat trying to disconnect the electrical cords while I ready us down below for our departure from Oriental.
We need to get a little further down the ICW before the next weather event which is to start on Friday and continue through the weekend. Needless to say the further south we get hopefully the warmer we will get. We are truly in no hurry other than the warmth.
This morning I have on three sets of pants, four layers of shirts, two pair of extra thick socks, my balaclava, a hat, gloves and my foul weather heavy coat. When we are at a dock, my job is outside removing the lines and making sure we stay off the pilings as we back out. The captain does a lovely job of maneuvering out of our slip and we are on our way. Now my job is to wrap the lines up and hang them back on the railing but that is not happening today. The lines are so frozen they are difficult to work with so I loop them as best I can and take them downstairs and put in the front head to let them thaw out.
I get the captain a cup of coffee and we are crossing the Neuse River and heading towards Moorehead City and beyond. Our hope is to get to Mile Hammock which is a large harbor - part of the Camp Lejeune US Marine base. There is room for 20 or more boats and we at the time we know of five boats heading there for the night. You always hope there will be room in the inn when you get there especially when the anchorages are limited in some areas.
The day is long with lots of homes to see. It is amazing how many still have not replaced their docks from the prior years. We are also surprised at how close to the water some of these houses are sitting. Spartina is behind us now as they stopped to pick up some fuel. Jaxon has taken over. The captain has lost control of most everything including the helm. LOL
At 1530 hours we approach the Onslow Swing Bridge and wait for it to open before taking that last thirty minute ride to the Mile Hammock anchorage. With only four other boats anchored, Ti Amo and Spartina find a spot and drop their hooks for the evening.