16 June 2015 | At Sea
Late this morning we were able to shut the engines down and sail. We have all sails up and drawing and under control of the wind vane. We are currently off of Myrtle Beach, about 115 miles from the Beaufort entrance channel. There is a cold front sliding through tonight and what it does will dictate whether we go in there or continue around Cape Hatteras. We are supposed to get some north wind after midnight and depending on how strong it is, we may duck in to Beaufort. We had some excitement today, with a call from a 95 foot motor vessel on fire 120 miles off Brunswick. The three people on board had to abandon ship and were rescued shortly by a nearby fishing vessel. Apparently, the vessel was a total loss, but remained afloat.