May 3, 2015

May 3, 2015  Day 163 South for Winter
At anchor
Adams Creek, NC       

We are being passed by a larger yacht
on the ocean
We left our anchorage at Wrightsville Beach at 0650 and entered the inlet to take us offshore.  Several other boats were also cruising offshore – some of course were out fishing.  We had 2’ to 3’ rollers on the bow for about half the day; then they reduced to about 1’. It was definitely a good day to be outside!

We reached the Beaufort Inlet at 1600 and soon reached Morehead City where we had planned to anchor. We quickly changed our minds when we saw how open it was to the inlet. Many Sunday boaters were still out and we did not want the exposure to wakes.  So, we continued on for over two hours. We finally chose an anchorage in a small “bend” off Adams Creek.  This is about a 45 minute cruise south of Oriental, NC.

Full moon on our port side

We are tired from our long day of 11 ½ hours, and are spending a quiet night at anchor.

Sunset on Adams Creek on our starboard side