November 28, 2014

November 25-28, 2014  Days 4-7  South for Winter
At anchor
Alligator River, NC

Tuesday and Wednesday were fairly quiet ones for us at Atlantic Yacht Basin. The frozen water pipes had not been repaired, so on Wednesday we were able to move the boat to the north end of the dock where the pipes were fine.  We needed to do laundry and to fill our water tank before leaving.

We had a very nice Thanksgiving and had a great turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  We enjoyed talking with family members and we watched a favorite movie in the evening.

We finally departed Atlantic Yacht Basin early this morning. With ice on the dock and on the decks of our boat, it was definitely time to leave.  We traveled 8 ½ hours which was a long day but productive. We timed two bridges perfectly that had to open for us in Virginia.  We had a bright sunny day which kept the fly bridge warm. We crossed the Albemarle Sound with no problems. The waves were only 1½ ft. and we did not see a single boat on the sound!  We played Christmas music all afternoon and that helped make the day go by faster. Joyce even got out all the Christmas decorations while we were underway.

We are finally in North Carolina so we feel we are making progress. We hope to reach an anchorage near Belhaven tomorrow which will be another long travel day of about 60 miles.