The anchorage this morning was as calm as glass. So different from the windy day yesterday; cloudy and overcast though.
We pulled up anchor at 07:30 and motored past these homes.
Other photos of what we see today:
The ocean on our port side
Two sailboats beached; most likely from Florence
Found a boat for you, Jim; and she’s a beauty
Trucks out on the sandbar by the ocean inlet
ICW marker mile; we were at Mile 0 in Norfolk
Waiting for a barge to get through the current at Snows Cut
Orange sand banks falling away in through Snows Cut
A very large house with 4 garages and a breezeway
Cape Fear River
MOTSP – Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point (police patrolled and warnings to keep out)
Getting a good push from the tide
Redhead (owner is Jeff Siegel who sold Active Captain to Garmin)
Mile marker on the ICW
Quite the stairway
Locals at the beach; waves coming in from the ocean
More damaged docks
And look what Mike noticed! A fishing boat for Rich
Pelican taking a break
A stairway to the top
Another casualty of Florence
Inlet View restaurant
You can tie up to the dock for free if you eat at their restaurant. We did this with Amazing Grace in 2014 and enjoyed a great meal. Unfortunately they are now closed on Monday and Tuesday. When motoring in, we didn’t stay close enough to the dock and ran aground. Fortunately, we were on a rising tide and after a few minutes were able to get free. The current in here is wicked. We tied on to the dock at 14:30. Absolutely no one around. Two large boats in here though. And no cell service here either. But some glorious sunsets! I’m sure you’ll agree. I couldn’t pick just one.
Today we travelled 40.9 nm.