This the first time in five days that we have had wifi enough to even try to post an update. No pictures but that can be later. LATER...........
|Time for a couple of shots...|
|not too bad for the wind we had|
We are anchored in Slade Creek and have been here to hide from the hurricane. An hour ago the sun came out ......finally we are making power!
Winds have been as high as we want to see for awhile. One of the five boats here saw 47kts one night at 3am. We saw a lot of 30-35kts but the noise was constant.....almost 20+ knots that just kept blowing.
The oven has been put to use making great dishes and helped keep Nati warm. Mr Heater has earned his keep also.
|Anne's "Apple-Blueberry Buckle"|
While holding on we have now named our 55lb steel Spade anchor.......What else?!
Overall we were in the anchorage for 6 days and then it was time to make tracks again. It is cold again up here and that is not part of the deal!
When we pulled out of the creek, we raised sails and had a great run down to River Dunes. Reaching across the Pamlico Sound we again hit 8 kts in 14 kts of wind. From there we motor-sailed down Goose Creek and the associated canal into the Neuse River. Once in the clear we had a good run to Maw Point, hardened up and caught 3 monohulls that were motoring upwind. We didn't lose much ground to leeward of them and only had to tack once to get into Broad Creek where River Dunes is located. Oh, we were trying to roll them but the angle was just too tight and the distance not long enough. Still, both of us were very happy on how tight we were able to point her......maybe we are beginning to understand how to sail a cat again!!