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.