2010-05-15 More from Moorehead City, NC

After three days at offshore, we ducked into Moorehead City, NC today Saturday about 2pm. Speaking of ducks that’s Anthony’s new nickname because he’s such a lucky duck. Greg’s new nickname is Eeyore. He’s always concerned about what might go wrong. Not a bad thing because we have now have spares just in case at Greg’s recommendation.

Wednesday was so choppy that I went from Dramamine to Scopolamine patch promptly. I wasn’t of much use at all. Thursday the sea laid down making it much more tolerable. Friday was more of the same. We had prepared some dinners in advance in Ft. Lauderdale so we ate well despite the seas and the heat of the day and oven. Dolphins visit each day. And a bird hitched a ride for awhile too. A flying fish made an unfortunate landing on our deck this morning. The sea was a deep sapphire color out in the gulf stream (so deep our depth meter didn’t register) and changed to a vivid green as we got back to shallower waters along the coast. The stream added 2-3 knots to our boat speed. Much appreciated. Not much boat traffic at night – just a bit to test our boat light id skills or rather build them.

Tomorrow we’ll refuel diesel and water and head up the ICW avoiding going around Cape Hatteras. That will mean no night watches since we won’t be offshore; we’ll anchor at night. (Insert happy dance here.) It also means that we may not arrive in Galesville until Thursday.

All is well here. We are over halfway home. No thoughts of jumping ship at this point. We are all having a good time and learning a lot. We even had ice cream for dessert tonight. Safety first then keep the crew happy says Captain Duck. Best to all, Annette

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