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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 8 Friday May 28, 2021

29 May 2021 | River Dunes Marina, Oriental, NC
BROOKE SMITH | WINDY
Passage - Dowry Creek Marina to River Dunes Marina, Oriental, NC
44 miles 6 hours.

As I write on Saturday morning the wind is blowing 25-30 Knots. The wind is really whistling around the windows of Liquid Therapy. I’m considering doubling the lines at least on the bow which is getting tugged the most. We got underway at 6:10A yesterday morning. The weather was supposed to deteriorate by early afternoon and we had a 6 hours run.

The morning calm winds started to get a little breezy as we winded our way through ICW protected waters and still concerned about the Neuse River. The wind would be blowing on our nose for about 6 miles and then we’d have to turn broadside to the wind for abut 1 mile.

I noticed a tug pushing a barge a few miles behind me on my AIS black box. He was doing 7.6 knots and we were doing 6.5 knots. So, he would be overtaking me if he followed our path. I spoke with the tug over the radio to see if he would be following us or headed out to the Pamlico Sound. My luck is he was going to be overtaking us in a few hours. I told him I’d stay well to the edge of the channel and would make sure he had a good place to pass me when the time came. Going through my mind was “what if my motor quit?” Would the wind blow me into his path? I have the most reliable motor in the world. But things like that happen. I always think about the motor cutting off when I cross a shipping channel in the Chesapeake or I’m in the Norfolk shipping channel area. I always stay on the edge of those channels to be out of the way if “the motor cuts off”. When the tug was about 3/4 mile behind me it looked really large. And, finally when my black box said he’d overtake me in about 7 minutes I slide out of the channel into a little cove to let him by. It was much better having the tug in front of me.

When we reached the wide Neuse River there were white caps. I told Susan to get ready for about 1 hour of splashing. Susan closed the windows and literally battened down the hatches as we were starting to take spray. When I made the turn into the creek I was still on a pretty good angle and Liquid Therapy didn’t roll much at all.

Turning into the River Dunes Marina channel was fine except two more boats were having docking assistance prior to our turn. OK, I redeemed myself a bit from the prior days docking and it was about a 3 star landing on the first attempt.

We had a wonderful poolside clambake and met two other cruising couples. We always have fun meeting new people and talk about everywhere we’ve been and all the boat issues and are instant friends. Everyone at our table had a music connection too. One lady had just released her first album and the guy sitting next to me had written scores for TV. Very cool people around the water indeed.

Today’s picture is Susan gazing at the sun almost setting at the clam bake.
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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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