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On to Southport for a Day or Three.

Leaving Wrightsville Beach, we were nosing around looking for a nice spot for Thanksgiving

Days 37 – 39, November 20

Have I ever said we cruise without a plan?  Well, yes.  We cruise without a plan.  No plan can make daily planning frustrating at times, but that is how we roll.  Our only short-term goal was to find a place to have some heater parts shipped for arrival within a few days after Thanksgiving weekend, hopefully in a place we might want to spend a few days so we would have repair/parts flexibility.  That was all shaping up to look like Charleston after Thanksgiving weekend.  We had no need to move fast. Continue reading On to Southport for a Day or Three.

From One Great Town (Oriental) to Another (Beaufort)

They are very different places but we appreciated the benefits of both.

Day 33, November 16

The Neuse River was fiesty when we followed a shrimp boat out of the narrow channel, leaving Oriental at about 0900.  The sun was shining and the wind was biting cold, but we were toasty in our cozy pilot house with the replacement Webasto heater honking away happily in the engine room.  Our visit had been pleasant and successful.  We were ready to roll on.  We had Beaufort, NC in our sights. Continue reading From One Great Town (Oriental) to Another (Beaufort)