Getting out was trivial -- the big boat was easy to avoid and the boat on the other t-head was gone. From Beaufort we go northward, headed for the Neuse River. The trip only takes 2 hours to reach the river but in that time the calm winds got gusty. 20 - 25 mph, gusty. Moreover, the river's orientation runs northeast/southwest. The winds were coming from the northeast, and that meant big chop on the water. While it's never happened to us we've heard stories of the Neuse having 9 foot seas. The winds weren't that bad, but the chatter on the radio called the water "lumpy." We opted to drop a hook. Tomorrow (and the weekend) would be fantastic. We could use a little fantastic.
|More derelict boats!|
|Calm doesn't mean without hazards.|
Lots to avoid on the Cedar Creek.
This is one of the advantages we have for knowing
our height AND being less than 17 feet.
In the distance, you can see the bridge is up. It comes down
and we simply go under. Russ takes down all the antennae
and our radar (which is hinged) just so we can do this.
Otherwise, we'd wait. For an hour.
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