Adventure of a lifetime

Sailing round the world....slowly

First Passage

A great passage all in all, departed Deltaville VA 7am Friday, and anchor down near Georgetown SC 8:15pm Sunday. According to the chart plotter, we did 387nm in 61 hours, an average of 6.3kts.
We had a reduced genoa for most of the trip until the last day when the winds eased and then used the motor for the last 7 hours.
The first day and night conditions were "sporty" and very cold, but conditions all improved after that. We had an amazing display from the dolphins just after rounding Hatteras and they stayed with us for a good 3 hours playing and leaping about.
Caught a good mackeral after rounding cape fear that will feed us for a week!! That was fun getting it into the cockpit!
I took a photo each night off the sun setting in its final stages, and each night it was at least 10 minutes later the further we got south. Yay for longer days😃
Last night we came up the Georgetown entrance in the dark which is something we don't like to do. Phil was great on the helm using the channel lights and I was guiding using the chart plotter. We stopped anchor early up a creek once out of the channel. Off again today down the ICW .