Ya Ha Ha Ting

The fun times aboard Liquid Therapy. With - Susan and Brooke Smith

26 October 2021 | Anchorage Marina, Ocracoke, NC
22 October 2021 | Coinjock Marina
15 June 2021 | Hudgins Horn Harbor Marina
15 June 2021 | Old Point Comfort Marina, Fort Monroe, VA
12 June 2021 | Atlantic Yacht Basin
12 June 2021 | Atlantic Yacht Basin
11 June 2021 | Atlantic Yacht Basin
09 June 2021 | Coinjock Marina
08 June 2021 | Manteo Waterfront Marina
07 June 2021 | Berkley Marina, Ocracoke, NC
06 June 2021 | Berkley Marina, Ocracoke, NC
05 June 2021 | Berkley Marina, Ocracoke, NC
04 June 2021 | Berkley Marina - Ocracoke, NC
03 June 2021 | Berkley Marina Ocracoke, NC
02 June 2021 | Cape Hatteras National Park Dock
01 June 2021 | River Dunes Marina
31 May 2021 | River Dunes Marina
29 May 2021 | River Dunes Marina
29 May 2021 | River Dunes Marina, Oriental, NC

Day 7 Thursday May 27, 2021

28 May 2021 | Dowry Creek Marina
MILLARD SMITH | Iffy Weather
Passage Manteo - Dowry Creek Marina, Belhaven, NC
75 miles 10 hours !!!

Ugh - Long day and will not be able to post this tonight as we have hardly any internet service at this marina and Verizon and T-Mobile are not working.

A very early start 6:10AM (who gets up this early anyway), and of course we were bucking the tide for about the first 4 hours. I could not find tide tables to predict the tidal currents that would occur inside the Alligator-Pungo River canal which we would be transiting most of the day. I shaved as many turns out of the route as I could. The wind would blow, stop and change directions several times today. And, then later in the afternoon thunderstorms were threatening. We got a few sprinkles about an hour from our destination but no thunder and lightning. The canal is very straight and long and boring. Of course there are plants and birds. But we didn’t see a bear or deer or even snakes and really not that many birds either. Just long and hot and watching out for logs that the tug traffic stir up from the bottom some times. We met most of the northerly heading boats in the Alligator River as they were contemplating the Albemarle Sound crossing that can be dicy. But we weren’t heading that way.

So, we get to Dowry Creek Marina and the wind is blowing into the slip. Remember how I was not quite bragging about docking in Manteo wishing I had a video of that perfect docking. ( OK I was bragging it was the best docking I’ve ever done ). Well the docking at Dowry Creek Marina took all that wonderment away. FOUR attempts in backing into the slip before I actually made it. It was very hard to get the boat turned with the wind at the bow without it without the wind blowing the bow away to port or starboard. And then you just aimed going sideways into another boat’s bow sprit. I got within a couple feet of the boat in the next slip but avoided the collision with skill and lots of brow sweat. Finally I got out far enough and was backing almost at full throttle at times to keep the boat moving faster backwards that the wind can have it’s way. But this looks scary to the dock master. Anyhow, 4th time was a charm and as I say, “ LOOK ANOTHER DOCKING MANEUVER WITHOUT AN INSURANCE CLAIM”

Tomorrow is troubling with the weather again. The wind is supposed to get up to 25-30 knots out of the South West. That will be blowing big waves down the Neuse River. My path is protected waters except for the last 6 miles headed SW to River Dunes Marina hitting us on the nose and 1 mile pretty much broadside. I’m setting the clock for another early departure.

Today’s picture is 6:15AM leaving Roanoke Island. Susan took this. I was driving still trying to wake up with coffee and get my witts about me.
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Vessel Name: LIQUID THERAPY
Vessel Make/Model: ALBIN 36' DOUBLE CABIN TRAWLER
Hailing Port: DELTAVILLE, VA
Crew: BROOKE & SUSAN SMITH
About: LONGTIME BOATERS. SOLD OUR 33' CARVER IN 2002 AND HAVE BEEN BOATING ON OTHER PEOPLES BOATS SINCE. WE ALWAYS WANTED A TRAWLER AND SAID IT WAS TIME. SO, WE NOW HAVE A 1979 ALBIN. IT'S GREAT.
Extra: Headed south fall 2017 to Miami and then the Bahamas
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