Thursday, October 28, 2010

Broad Creek to Oriental, NC

Thursday, Oct 28
Distance Traveled:  11.45nm
Total Distance:  1101.92 nm
Broad Creek to Oriental NC

We woke at 640am to check the wind and decide if we were leaving this morning or not.  After 7am the wind was starting to build but the weather forecast said that the winds from the SSW were to decrease from 15-20knots to 10-15 knots so we decided to stay put until the winds were decreased.  I went back to bed.  It was a little warm last night but at least we had a breeze on an off throughout the night and it didn't rain so were able to keep the forehatch open.

Phil woke me about 815am.  Turns out while I slept, it had rained and the winds had died afterwards. Quickly we got going and by 830am we raised the anchor and put the engine in gear.  Then we heard the funny noise heard before when the prop shaft had slipped out of place.  Phil lowered the anchor and fixed the prop shaft so that we were raising anchor again by 845am and leaving the anchorage.  It took 20 min for us to get to the Neuse River where the winds were SW @ 8 knots.  Thankfully, the waves were alot less than yesterday so we started motoring to Oriental.  During our trip today, the winds were most SSW 11-15 knots with a few minutes at 1015am of being 14-17 knots.  By 11am we were tied up at Oriental Town Dock behind Sail Away who was docked at Oriental Marine.  About 1210pm Sail Away joined us on the other side of the town docks.
We are resting on the bottom here, but don't think that we'll have any problems powering out.

Coffee Shop across from the end of the dock
Phil called his old friend Tom Love, and we'll be meeting him here at the boat tomorrow morning.  Phil also called D Wogaman who has a house in Oriental, but she and Don are on their boat Southern Cross sailing down the Chesapeake coming back from the Annapolis Power Boat Show.  She connected us with Anne Seddens who is coordinating a sailors potluck tonight at 6pm in her house.  So Jeanne and Ken Blythe from Sail Away and we are going to walk over.  They're expecting 20 people including us.  Better bring the boat cards.
Phil and I took a walk that starting in the rain to a Marine Consignment Store on Broad Street.  He bought some charts of Florida and I bought a Rocket Chef, which is a hand powered food processor/mixer.  Phil is not thrilled and asking what I'm going to get rid of and I'm thinking about what I can send back home.  Also Phil spoke Colin Mills who received the key to our storage unit in Fairport Harbor from Virginia.  He is kind enough to go there and get a few items and ship them to us c/o Rick Butler, a Seven Seas Cruising Station host, in Beaufort, SC.  If anyone wants to send us something by mail or USP, this would be the time to do it. We are so thankful that Rick will be able to receive any size packages at his place.  Rick and his wife, Carol, have been so kind in our interactions and we look forward to meeting them in November.

It is very humid here, but the breezed has picked up so that helps.  There are also mosquitoes here, so have to have the screens in most of the time.  Time for me to go so  can make Apple Crisp to share.  We are also going to bring the Mexichili bake to share.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lorraine, Thanks for the help with this comment. Ginny