Sailing Ti Amo - Our Fourth Adventure

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Pressing Onward to Southport

15 November 2019 | Dutchman’s Creek, Southport
glenda groome
There are those days when you just don't want to get out of the warm bed. Well this morning with it being 47 degrees in the cabin when the alarm went off believe it or not was not one of those mornings. I had been up earlier to use the head and was so chilled that I could never quite get comfortable again to sleep. I was ready to get up and move southward.

We had the anchor up at 0700 hours and followed Spartina out of the anchorage. This would be a day of timing two bridge openings so that with the strong current you are not arriving too early and on the other hand not arriving too late. Spartina is in the lead as he has intel on the navigational challenge at the New River Inlet.....Ti Amo follows in the wake.

We meander down the ICW as we thaw out with a hearty breakfast and await the warmth of the sun. The enclosure we have heats the cockpit up rather nicely if the sun is out. We pass Spartina as we take the opportunity for a photo. At this point we pull ahead as we have plans of shooting for the half hour opening of the Figure Eight Bridge. Spartina is going to wait for the 1200 hour opening.

The trick is that the next bridge which is Wrightsville opens only on the hour and it is a 4.3 mile run. So Ti Amo is at the Figure Eight at 1130 hours and then we push on to try and make the next 4.3 miles in thirty minutes. Greg has got her up to 3200 rpm and we are trailing a group of trawlers that have called for the 1200 bridge opening. The bridge tender said he would wait a moment or two to let all the boats get close and as he did, Ti Amo pulled herself across the finish line in beautiful fashion. He opened exactly two minutes late.....we were elated! With the help of the current we were able to pick up about a knot of speed. We appreciated the extra help.

Now on to Southport where we plan to anchor at Dutchman's Creek. Unfortunately we were not the only ones with that thought and the anchorage looks a little tight. At this point we have no other great choices and the sun is fading fast. We anchored and within an hour we pulled it up and moved as we were too close to a catamaran when we swung. He seemed fine with it but it made us nervous. Now we are anchored in the channel along with another boat. There is a boat ramp here for sport fishing and speed boats.....they zoom in until about 1900 hours and then we feel we may be able to sleep without too much worry.

Comments
Vessel Name: Ti Amo
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 47 LRC
Hailing Port: Topping, VA
Crew: Greg and Glenda Groome
Ti Amo's Photos - Main
6 Photos
Created 22 October 2019
ICW 2018
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Created 29 November 2018
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Created 26 June 2018
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Created 23 June 2018
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Created 16 June 2018
Anchorages and stops up the Chesapeake
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Created 6 June 2018
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Created 2 June 2018
Photos of a great little navigator
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Created 27 May 2018
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Created 20 July 2015
Old Marina Stomping Grounds
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Created 15 July 2015
Greg's Childhood Vacation spot
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Created 15 July 2015
Pics taken by our good friend Jiho Han
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Created 12 July 2015
Bridge #1
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Created 1 June 2015

The Crew

Who: Greg and Glenda Groome
Port: Topping, VA