Cold, Cold, Cold! Wowzers, it is sure cold this morning, We ran our little electric heater last night and again this morning as Persuasion was plugged in at the dock.
We could hear the wind howling through the night and Mike had to get up once to check on the dinghy. We were glad to be safe in here where it is more protected.
We woke up at 06:00 remembering that the clocks fell back last night and had changed automatically on Mike’s watch. He started the coffee while I went up to start my laundry. Not raining anymore and the sun was out. Not much warmth in it though.
After breakfast and loading up the blog, we started zippering our enclosure back on and taking off lines. The marina manager said that out on the ocean side the winds were still 45-50 miles/hr and waves were 23 feet. Sure glad we would be on the ICW today. Some boaters were staying put today, mostly because of the cold.
We were off the dock at 09:45 and headed out the Neuse river. It was choppy and a bit rough for about an hour. Winds were NW 20-25, gusting to 35 kn. It was a little less wavy in the Adams Creek. And a bonus of about a 2 kn current which gave us a push.
When we entered the Adams Creek canal, we were still getting a push from the current and that continued for awhile.
As we are motoring along, we see some sandy beaches with lots of trees that have blown down. After we go under the bridge and lift railway bridge on the Newport river, we see a potash plant and a navy ship.
We spent the afternoon resting, blogging and had Jim and Cheryl over for taco’s tonight. Don’t you wish you were here, Mike and Doreen? 🙂 We picked up some free wifi with our wifi booster but it was very spotty. Winds died down after supper. We heard from Ray and Esther who will be in Myrtle Beach on Thursday. We hope to be there then, if not, then the next day.
Today we travelled 22.6 nm.