Tag Archives: Southport

Let the Flooding Begin

King tides, rain and high winds bring flooding throughout the southeast.  We saw some of the worst of it, starting in Southport, NC.

Day 40, 11/23

We woke up on the day after Thanksgiving to a beautiful clear, crisp day, much like Thanksgiving Day had been.  The morning temperature was 38, so we were glad we were dockside where we could plug in to have heat (that pesky battle with our diesel hydronic heat, which would provide warmth without a shoreside connection, continues).  After our very pleasant Thanksgiving Day, we were ready to continue our trek southbound. Continue reading Let the Flooding Begin

Our First Thanksgiving On Board Esmeralde

We wanted it to be special, in Southport, North Carolina.

Day s 39-40, November 21-22

Being on this cruise, a big adventure, our first trip down the ICW, is very special.  We have a lot to be thankful for.  We wanted to take this Thanksgiving seriously and celebrate our good fortune together.

We had the turkey on board, and with a little luck it would fit in the oven of our Force 10 propane stove.  It was the same stove we had on our Sabre, but we had never cooked a turkey in that one either. Continue reading Our First Thanksgiving On Board Esmeralde

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.