Location: Oriental, North Carolina
We're on our way South and have decided to take a few days off. We left Deltaville on Wednesday, 18 October and, after 4 long days, are in Oriental, NC. The weather has been beautiful with the exception that there hasn't been any wind to speak of, so we've been motoring all day. On a few occasions we've managed to get a sail out for a while, probably more to appease ourselves than doing any real good.
Yesterday we decided to stop at some friends' dock for a few days of R&R. We've been going pretty much constantly since we got back from Vietnam in April, and, with the excuse of bad weather approaching, were able to convince ourselves to take a few days off. Don't get us wrong – we're still going to be doing boat jobs, but we're not going to be doing them while we're under way. It's all relative, you see...
The new solar panel is keeping us well supplied with electricity for our new fridge, and the systems we cobbled together before we left have been working well. The new manual windlass needs some adjustment, but we are confident that we'll have a good system once that's done.
|We met a huge tug pushing a barge with a big crane|
And yesterday when we were approaching our friends' dock, we were welcomed by 6 dolphins 'putting on a show', so close we could almost touch them. Lovely.
|Our first cruising friends on Barefootin'|
The boat moves under us and we are content.