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Wxx3 05-01-2014 07:30 PM

Heading North Again, Finally
 
Yes, I just finished putting the groceries away. I have romaine, meat, fish and poultry (dark meat only please):dance:

Tomorrow, I have a little brace I must add for the mast fore stay down to the gunnel. Put every thing away and I'm good to go.

I'll leave Saturday, weather and seas will determine route, but right now it looks like outside, but probably popping in to anchor twice before Cape Lookout.

Once home, I will give detailed specs and pictures of the paravanes. I just want to get all the adjustments done first.
In sum, I couldn't be happier.:dance::dance:

LaBomba 05-01-2014 07:50 PM

Safe trip, it's finally starting to warm up a bit up here. The last of my snow melted yesterday and the grass is starting to turn green again.

Moonstruck 05-01-2014 08:24 PM

WOW! 2 nights anchored at Cape Lookout. That is like a shot of spring tonic. Great memories of anchoring and fishing around there.

Take care, and let us know when more pictures are posted.

BandB 05-01-2014 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Moonstruck (Post 231286)
WOW! 2 nights anchored at Cape Lookout. .

No, he said "anchor twice before Cape Lookout." Before. Spending two nights at anchor along the way.

HopCar 05-01-2014 11:07 PM

Did you find any good restaurants in Savannah? I know you're spoiled by all those New York City fancy eateries but still....

Andy G 05-02-2014 03:50 AM

Where is Cape Lookout?

Wxx3 05-02-2014 06:08 AM

Beaufort NC

Wxx3 05-02-2014 06:48 AM

Looking at weather, well go outside tomorrow, but it will be a short, 40nm, day, as the winds should be on my beam.
On Sunday, they will back to the sw, which should make for perfect Krogen seas and if so, will try to do 33 hours.

Jeffrey S 05-02-2014 06:54 AM

Cape Lookout is the highest rated anchorage in ActiveCaptain. It's quite difficult to get more than 20 reviews and average 5 stars for an anchorage (usually requires a free dock to get so many 5 stars). It's a huge anchorage with about 40 reviews today. It's located off the Beaufort inlet in North Carolina. There's an offshore hook leading to a beautiful bight. It has a wonderful sweeping lighthouse, pristine beach, and the wild horses are cued every morning to run for you pleasure.

It's an amazing place. We've been there 3 times. I'd like to spend a week there sometime.

Moonstruck 05-02-2014 06:57 AM

[=Andy G;231349]Where is Cape Lookout?[/QUOTE]

Hi Andy,

Cape Lookout lies at the southern end of the North Carolina Outer Banks. There is a wonderful anchorage that lies within the "hook" that is formed by a narrow beach. Some of my adult children best memories are anchoring there, and playing on the expansive beaches and swimming in the shallow waters of the bay.

Cape Lookout National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)

eseyoung 05-02-2014 07:07 AM

Keep us posted. i displayed your track on Marinetraffic...i hope you didn't take Dauntless to the supermarket. Are you using Boat Beacon? I have forgotten to turn mine off too. Its the only way i can display more than 10knts.:dance:

Wxx3 05-02-2014 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ActiveCaptain (Post 231361)
Cape Lookout is the highest rated anchorage in ActiveCaptain. It's quite difficult to get more than 20 reviews and average 5 stars for an anchorage (usually requires a free dock to get so many 5 stars). It's a huge anchorage with about 40 reviews today. It's located off the Beaufort inlet in North Carolina. There's an offshore hook leading to a beautiful bight. It has a wonderful sweeping lighthouse, pristine beach, and the wild horses are cued every morning to run for you pleasure.

It's an amazing place. We've been there 3 times. I'd like to spend a week there sometime.

Thanks. Looks Great. But to get to Pamlico Sound, I must take Adams Creek right?

Moonstruck 05-02-2014 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Wxx3 (Post 231368)
Thanks. Looks Great. But to get to Pamlico Sound, I must take Adams Creek right?


Correct. You will re-enter the ICW as you go into the port at Morehead City. Cape Lookout is a destination. From the sea buoy at Beaufort Inlet just continuing paralleling the bank to the entrance to the bight. It is about 6 miles or so.

Andy G 05-02-2014 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Moonstruck (Post 231364)
[=Andy G;231349]Where is Cape Lookout?

Hi Andy,

Cape Lookout lies at the southern end of the North Carolina Outer Banks. There is a wonderful anchorage that lies within the "hook" that is formed by a narrow beach. Some of my adult children best memories are anchoring there, and playing on the expansive beaches and swimming in the shallow waters of the bay.

Cape Lookout National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)[/QUOTE]

Looks like a great lighthouse, I'm quite a fan of lighthouses.

caltexflanc 05-02-2014 06:15 PM

It is now our "home anchorage", the best place to anchor and stay awhile on all the coastal waters of the USA, and I put it up against the best the Exumas have to offer. We were there over forty nights last year alone with a couple of one week stints. If you are a beachcomber, nothing comes close. Dozens of miles of undeveloped, white sand beaches, clear water, ocean or bay. I was going to post earlier today but had issues with my photo service. Just to give you a taste:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M...0/P7080135.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-m...0/PA070063.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--...0/P8050046.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-b...0/PA050060.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V...0/DSC_0456.JPG

Alex F 05-02-2014 11:03 PM

When running Alligator-Pungo canal contact the Alligator River Bridge in advance to find how's the bridge doing. When I was taking my boat north last week the bridge broke down twice in one day. Luckily it didn't take too long for them to fix it.

Wxx3 05-03-2014 10:20 AM

Dauntless is finally, underway yet again.
 
Finally, underway yet again.

Passing the COLREGS line in Wassaw Sound, man I've racked up the ocean time:D

I've deployed the poles and will throw the birds in the water as I get to deeper water.

See my next post from my smart phone for a picture.

I'm not planning on going far today, just about 55 miles NE to Big Bay Ck on the north side of St. Helena Sound. Then I'll anchor.

Wx should be even better tomorrow and into the week, making outside travel a piece of cake.

:dance:

Wxx3 05-03-2014 10:26 AM

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windmill29130 05-03-2014 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Wxx3 (Post 231570)
Finally, underway yet again.

Passing the COLREGS line in Wassaw Sound, man I've racked up the ocean time:D

I've deployed the poles and will throw the birds in the water as I get to deeper water.

See my next post from my smart phone for a picture.

I'm not planning on going far today, just about 55 miles NE to Big Bay Ck on the north side of St. Helena Sound. Then I'll anchor.

Wx should be even better tomorrow and into the week, making outside travel a piece of cake.

:dance:

I'm at Fripp Island on St Helena Sound celebrating my daughter's graduation from USC Beaufort. I'll wave as you pass by. Have a safe trip!

Wxx3 05-04-2014 05:29 AM

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Underway, fueled up and ready to go


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