On my "New to me" Cape Dory 28. Not a long trip (60 miles/8hours) but our first on the newly purchased CD...
Saturday morning started out perfectly...Would get up to 65 degrees before the day was out. Morning in Oriental from our slip (Photo by Chris):
Leaving town at 8:30 was pretty uneventful:
My Crew...wife Susan and son Chris. The Arty pics were taken by him:
Susan getting into Cruising..
Conditions were calm out on the Neuse when we left in the morning..Winds picked up later but still mild conditions (photo by Chris)
Underway.....all systems working well:
Some interesting sites on the ICW cut-through to the Pamlico:
8 hours to Washington NC...
Seagull greeter and watchbird.....
In at 4:30....Uneventful trip (thank goodness)
And finally tucked away in our slip Monday Morning:
We've decided to stay here at the Washington Waterfront for next season. It's a charming, sleepy little town at the upper end of the Pamlico. Lots of restaurants within walking distance, a 1.5 mile boardwalk to exercise on, The nicest heads you've ever seen, and several waterfront festivals throughout the year. Bonus is this is 25 miles from the house. Should be fun and a good base for next seasons cruising.. Thanks all for the information, encouragement and camaraderie here on the TF...