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Still too cold!

14 November 2018
Well we haven't made it very far yet. North winds and cool temperatures are making travel, even in the ICW, rather challenging. Our first day was easy, with our first dolphin-spotting within the first few hours. We did get boarded by the Coast Guard, but had no difficulty there and should be immune now to additional searches for the rest of the season. The second day was long and cold, despite foul weather gear, hand warmers and frequent helm switches between the 2 of us. The next day looked to be the same, so we anchored behind Topsail Beach and stayed through the next day and night. We had trouble getting the anchor stuck in an area familiar to us and highly rated for holding. I'm wondering if the bottom there was scoured by the hurricane. Once we got hooked, though, we weren't going anywhere. We made another long run across the Cape Fear River and on to Southport, not quite to South Carolina. We're in a marina now, awaiting rain and more wind to pass through. We don't see any good windows to go offshore overnight in the foreseeable future, mainly because of the cold. Friday looks better to move further down the ICW, but temps will still be in the 50s with 40s at night. We're grateful for our little propane heater! Don't forget to click on the map to track our progress...
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Vessel Name: Cay Paraiso
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 37
Hailing Port: Wiscasset, Maine
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