Pics From The First Day

OK, I’m going to take advantage of the wi-fi here in Georgetown and post a few of the photos from the first day of this adventure.

On day one, we left the boatyard in Portsmouth Virginia and travelled to Coinjock, North Carolina.

Mileage-wise, this was a fairly short day, but we had lots of bridges to contend with, and as it turned out, a few unexpected delays also.

The first delay came when a catamaran ahead of us managed to actually hit a bridge and break his mast in half.

The police boats were on the scene so fast you’d have thought the catamaran was carrying a cargo of donuts.

This is what he did to his boat. Very expensive mistake. Could have been much worse, but how the heck do you miss seeing a bridge? I mean, sailboat people are proud of that big tall sticking-up thing, and you’d think that watching out for stuff that could whack your sticking-up thing would be second nature to them. Not to this guy I guess.

After we got past this mess, we were on our way.

Here’s a shot Steve took of me at the wheel. Yes, it really was that cold, and yes, I have that stupid half-grin on my face because my lips were too frickin’ cold to form a complete smiley-face.

To get to Coinjock, we crossed Currituck Sound which is fairly small, but the wind that day made it an interesting ride. Here’s the Sound ahead,

And behind,

OK, that’s all for now. I”ll post some more tomorrow if I have a decent connection, but right now, I’m going to it the hay.


About TwoCaptains

The TwoCaptains are Jim and Janet, both US Coast Guard licensed boat captains home-ported in Daytona Beach. We recently sold our 1990 Ocean Yachts 56' CPMY "Magic Carpet", and now we're in the hunt for a replacement.
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