May 2, 2015

May 2, 2015  Day 162 South for Winter
At anchor
Wrightsville Beach, NC

We had planned to leave Barefoot on Friday, but decided to stay an extra day because of weather.  We went to lunch with Rick and Margi and then ran errands together on the way back to the marina before the rain started. We spent more time visiting with them on our boat in the afternoon – we will not see them again for six months.

Carried Away leaving Barefoot
We did depart early this morning and continued our trip north. We passed Sunset Beach, Holden Beach, and Southport and had a good travel day. The weather was great and the water was calm.  That of course brought out many Saturday boaters and we were constantly waving to them as they passed us.  One very rude boater waked us terribly, and that is never a good thing.

We reached our anchorage at Carolina Beach at 3:00 but decided to continue on to Wrightsville Beach to shorten our day on Sunday.  We anchored near the inlet to the ocean with three sailboats.

Our plan for dinner was to grill salmon, but when Bill took off the grill cover he noticed the regulator and propane bottle were both missing. They had to have fallen off when we were waked this afternoon.  So, on to Plan B.  Joyce found a recipe to prepare salmon in the oven and it was very good.  Dinner was saved!

We will leave again in the morning at sunrise and travel offshore to an anchorage near Morehead City, NC.  We have a long day but will avoid bridges and shallow areas on the ICW.