Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Last Boat Heading South-AGAIN

Last Boat on the NC Waters headed South
Hooray! Last Boat and the Gainey's are on the water again headed south until the butter melts as our friend Dean always says and for the Florida sun. We departed our docks at Jordan Creek, NC on Monday, Nov. first at 2:30 after loading the boat with lots of clothes and food for our trip south. Our first night, we anchored in the Rose Bay area around 5:30 pm. Tues., Nov 2 at 7:00 am we pulled the anchor and headed into the Neuse River. Boy, did we rock and roll all the way across the Neuse. It was like going through the ocean. But, our boat was moving through the river at good speed and we were in Morehead City by 1:30 pm. Will, Stacey and Jackson were still working and in school so we kept trucking and finally anchored after dark at 7:15 pm in Mile Hammock Bay with other boaters waiting to go south the next morning. Wed., Nov.3 at 7:45 am we pulled anchor and headed to Wilmington with at least 12 other boats. We arrived at SeaPath Marina today around 1:45 after sailing and motoring in the rain and waiting for two bridges to open for us to go through along with the other boats. It has been a cool trip but we have managed to stay warm thus far. Our new canvas sides have helped tremendously. We are looking forwward to seeeing Justin & Lindsey tonight for dinner. We hope to leave here tomorrow, but are waiting to make that decision in the morning after seeing how much rain there will be tomorrow. Today was not bad as we only had small rain showers. We are enjoying our trip and sharing it with family and friends.

11 comments:

Scott & Janice said...

Glad all is going well! Lookout this weekend as the temperatures dip to freezing. Good Luck!
Scott

MJ said...

Thoroughly envious! Will do the errand on SecSat. Al wants to park it in front of a biker bar for increased security. Don't worry, I'm bringing my whip. Well, I have left anyone reading this confused beyond belief, so I'd say my work here is done!lol Fair winds, Martha

Joe and Sylvia said...

Glad you're under way. Have a nice trip and we'll be watching. Hope this will be a warmer trip for you than last time. If it's cold, I'll try to sip hot cider while I'm reading your adventures.
Cheers,
Joe & Sylvia

The Last Boat said...

YES, YOU WERE RIGHT! WE HAD TO FINALLY LAST NIGHT CUT ON THE OLE
MR. HEATER. BOY, IT DID A GREAT JOB BUT WHEN WE WENT TO BED, WE CUT IT OFF. THE DOWN COMFORTER HAS ALSO DONE A GREAT JOB KEEPING US WARM WHEN WE GET TO BED. HOWEVER, NELSON & I HAVE DONE RIGHT MUCH SLEEPING ON THE COUCH AFTER DINNER ALMOST EVERY NIGHT. GUESS WE ARE TIRED. TAKE CARE!

The Last Boat said...

Thanks Al & Martha for helping us out with the car one more time. Martha can't you control Al a little better. Make sure he takes good care of my car. Hope everything is going well with you two. Maybe you can do this soon.

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The Last Boat said...

Thanks Al & Martha for helping us out with the car one more time. Martha can't you control Al a little better. Make sure he takes good care of my car. Hope everything is going well with you two. Maybe you can do this soon.

The Last Boat said...

Thanks Al & Martha for helping us out with the car one more time. Martha can't you control Al a little better. Make sure he takes good care of my car. Hope everything is going well with you two. Maybe you can do this soon.

The Last Boat said...

Thanks Al & Martha for helping us out with the car one more time. Martha can't you control Al a little better. Make sure he takes good care of my car. Hope everything is going well with you two. Maybe you can do this soon.

The Last Boat said...

Thanks Al & Martha for helping us out with the car one more time. Martha can't you control Al a little better. Make sure he takes good care of my car. Hope everything is going well with you two. Maybe you can do this soon.