inclusionWinds v2.0

The blog of S/V inclusionWinds v2.0, a.k.a. iWinds2

16 October 2017 | Annapolis, MD
26 May 2015 | River Dunes Marina, Oriental, NC
24 May 2015 | Topsail Island, NC
24 May 2015 | SC-NC Line, AICW
23 May 2015 | Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, SC
22 May 2015 | Minim Island, SC Anchorage
21 May 2015 | Brunswick, GA
07 May 2015
06 May 2015 | Brunswick Landing Marina, GA
05 May 2015 | FL-GA State Line
04 May 2015 | Jacksonville, FL
04 May 2015 | Palm Coast, FL
04 May 2015 | Near Daytona Beach, FL
03 May 2015 | Daytona Beach, FL
03 May 2015 | Daytona Beach
03 May 2015 | Fort Pierce, FL
01 May 2015 | Off Delray Beach
01 May 2015 | Off Bal Harbour, FL
01 May 2015 | Off Miami

Leg 4 of Transit South to KW

29 October 2014 | Beaufort, NC
This morning we raised the anchor at 0645 and set out with hopes to get to Beaufort, NC before too late. Our anchorage was right off the ICW so we didn’t waste any time before making progress. This anchorage was also near the end of our most westward track and we were soon headed south.

Unfortunately, I spent most of the morning catching up on email and work matters from being disconnected for the previous 24-36 hours. If someone wants to escape their electronic tether, I suggest they visit the Alligator River-Pungo River Canal! Anyway, the data connection wasn’t much better on this morning but the voice comms we solid so I had several calls with colleagues and customers. I wondered if they had any clue from where I was talking to them?

Later, as we exited Goose Creek into the eastern edge of the Pamlico Sound, I came back up to the helm and shared driving responsibilities with Stuart. It got more and more pleasant as we worked our way south and as we rounded the Garbacon Shoal opposite Oriental, NC to enter Adams Creek, it really felt like we were in the south. Outer layers came off, the wind felt warm and the ambience of Adams Creek and its beautiful houses made me feel like we were really getting somewhere now. The water was green now, rather than Lipton tea brown!

We made reservations at Town Creek Marina since we needed to pump out, fuel up and make a final decision whether to go out or stay inside the AICW given the storm forecast for Sat and Sun. I want to make sure that we’re tied up somewhere secure and warm when that system passes by. As we came into the approaches to the marina, a pod of dolphins surfaced off our stbd bow as I turned to port. A welcoming party!

After taking care of business (pump out), we tied up to our face dock on the floating pier at 1630, filled up with gas and water, took showers and convened a planning session with a couple of “sundowners.” Our decision is to depart in the morning inside the AICW with the goal of Wilmington, NC for Thursday and near Myrtle Beach for Friday and to ride out the storm there. Why subject ourselves to 20+ kt winds and 3s wave periods outside if we don’t have to? Plus, the forecast has another smaller front moving through in the morning.

With that decided, we headed up to the restaurant in the marina, the City Café. Boy, were we surprised! Town Creek Marina is a working marina with some liveaboards and few transients, but the main building and particularly the restaurant are amazing! City Café opened earlier this year and serves Southern home cooking in new, modern ways. Heather had Duck Bolognese, Stu has the chicken dish and I had the pork strip. All were amazing, not to mention our appetizers (I had the truffle chips done just right – not too “truffley”). And the dessert? “Ooyey, Gooyey, Carmel-something.” Highly recommended! City Café is a do-over.
Vessel Name: inclusionWinds v2.0
Vessel Make/Model: 2013 Bavaria Vision 42
Hailing Port: Annapolis, MD
Crew: Shawn D James, Gene E. Green
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