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Pungo Creek, NC

26 October 2009
We were up early this morning and pulled away from the dock with just a tinge of regret - rain is forecast and it is tempting to stay tied up with access to shore power and hot showers. But off we went, once again surprised at the strength of the wind having been protected in the marina. But once again the wind was behind us so we were able to unfurl the headsail and make good speed South. At one point we were overtaken by a deluge of rain but it didn't last too long and we were left with overcast skies but thankfully not too cold. On previous days we have been amazed at how many boats there are heading South - big, small, sail and power but we saw very little traffic today, presumably because of the weather.

Once again the depth sounder was absolutely useless, so that is it - we are headed to a boat yard tomorrow to replace it. We have gone back and forth and realise that although we have done fine in this stretch of the waterway we would be having severe anxiety attacks if we were in shallower water. And we want to be able to head into some of the more remote anchorages where an accurate depth sounder is vital.

Tonight we anchored in Pungo Creek (our third time here). We have had a lovely supper and are warm and dry, although it is raining outside. Tomorrow we are headed to Deaton's Boat Yard in Oriental.
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Shannon38 #33
Hailing Port: East Greenwich, RI
Crew: Tom & Vicky Worosz
About: We have cruised to the Bahamas and back twice ad are now back on land for a while. This Summer (2012) we have outfitted ourseleves with motorcycles and are heading off for a month long "land cruise'

Who: Tom & Vicky Worosz
Port: East Greenwich, RI