2018-11-21 Southport, NC

As usual I am running behind on this blog but…”the blog will go on!” We have had such a wonderful trip south and we are currently only to north South Carolina but more on that next entry! After our visit to Hampton VA we headed south on the Elizabeth River. Passing Naval Station Norfolk it seemed liked yesterday and a lifetime ago since I served on one of these great gray ladies!

The massive aircraft carrier

and yes trade with China seems to be continuing.

USS Hue City spending a a little time at the “ship spa.”

Magnolia sharing space in the a number of boats and one full size barge and tug

We progressed along the Inter-coastal Waterway (ICW) into NC dropping anchor just above Abermarle Sound.

Enjoying sunsets like these are one reason we do this.

A Morgan 44 sailboat just like we used to have.

A real classic beauty. 

I did not get any pictures because we were to busy gabbing but we had a wonderful visit to Campbell Creek. Sadly Mike & Kathy had to be away but we did have a great time catching up with Beth & Rip.

These last few hurricanes have really opened the inlets along the ICW. This will become more and more of a problem with the accompanying shoaling.. 

This vessel did not have a good Florence experience. 

We always enjoy visits to Southport, NC. We have wonderful friends Joe & Christine and Hank and Lisa. It is always a please to meet up and spend time with both. Hank Pomeranz does a daily Navigation and Weather Brief during migration season. He does these briefs nightly at Southport Marina, 18:00. A not to miss, highly recommended.

I can finally report we have the first layer of varnish off the entire boat. I still have many places to touch up and so removal will continue for sometime before Snappy Teak application and sealing.

The top event of the season was the marriage of Caitlin Tennar to Andrew Sko (shortened intentionally). We were able to leave Magnolia in Southport NC and make the drive to NJ. Along the way we were able to visit Annette’s brother John.

All of the Hobans and Tennars have always taken us in as family.  We always have a wonderful time with them and celebrating this wonder day was just over the top.

Jack Tennar with daughter Christina and niece Trista
These two ladies waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Magnolia is taking a short pause in journey south to take a moment to give thanks and celebrate this wonderful holiday. We are safely anchored in the picturesque Santee River north of Charleston.  More on that next entry but until, have a blessed holiday.

Lowlands Anchorage

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