Thursday, April 21, 2022

Gale Warning, Great Friends and Good Seafood


4/17/2022 Easter Sunday morning at 6:09 Eastern

We have been moving at a moderate pace since we left Southport NC on Sunday 4/17/2022 morning at 6:51 am. Yes, it was Easter Sunday and this dark moment at daybreak was so moving to my soul.  I am so blessed to have witnessed this.


This beautiful water is found in Southport North Carolina

It wasn’t a super long day at the helm and it was our plan to anchor at Mile Hammock Bay (on the fringe of Camp Lejeune property) Sunday and Monday (4/17-8/2022) nights.  Small Craft Advisory gave way to another Gale Warning and we are more than comfortable riding out such events at this proven anchorage.


Mile Hammock Bay Anchorage - safe and sound

On Tuesday morning at 7:00 we were well on our way to stop in Swansboro NC for fuel then continue on to Morehead City NC to spend a couple days there – we’ve skipped this great town on previous runs.  So we were looking forward to staying in Morehead City.  And it did not disappoint!!  I was able to get a hair appointment for Wednesday (HUX on Eighth – THANK YOU!!), walked 3+miles to the post office - great neighborhoods and pristine homes and the best part was a visit from our friends Louis and Jody who now live in New Bern NC!!  They drove an hour to see us and have dinner – highlight of our visit!!!  Plus that all important quick stop at the grocery store – boaters know boaters!!!  So thankful for their friendship!

Because our freedom requires practice & precision - thank you heros!

Thursday morning we really didn’t have anything specific planned so Charlie suggested we leave a day early and head toward RE Mayo Seafood Docks in Hobucken NC.  By 10:00 am we were out of our slip and headed north and a little east.   The weather was favorable and the tide was rising – perfect departure time and uneventful crossing of the Neuse River – thank goodness.  By 3:00 we were tied to the all familiar dock at RE Mayo!!!  Fresh seafood, low cost dockage and such pleasant people…what’s not to love!


North Carolina Ports - Morehead City

We are inching our way closer to Norfolk VA and have a couple more large bodies of water to cross so until we are safely tied up in Norfolk we will be watching weather and moving north.  So far, all is well!!! 

Proud to be an American

Stay healthy and God bless



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