Month: February 2018

Feb 24-27, 2018 – Oriental, NC, Part 3 Snake in the Grass

 Saturday February 24th is a day of anticipation. Today, Mark Zaleta will bring our dinghy back all finished from two weeks of cosmetic repairs and cleaning. We’ve been hoping that Alex would be done with fiberglass repairs to the cowling by now, but we’ve… Continue Reading “Feb 24-27, 2018 – Oriental, NC, Part 3 Snake in the Grass”

Feb 17-23, 2018 – Oriental, NC, Part 2 The 70’s

Make no mistake the title to this chapter doesn’t refer to a Sirius XM channel. No it describes the local weather as we end up enjoying a full week of temperatures in the 70’s! In fact, even the nights are comfortably warm and we… Continue Reading “Feb 17-23, 2018 – Oriental, NC, Part 2 The 70’s”

Feb 10-16, 2018 – Oriental, NC, Part 1

Prior to leaving Belhaven for Oriental, Tracy had made contact with Mark Zaleta of Offshore Rafting in Arapahoe, NC to discuss working some cosmetic magic on our dinghy. He had told her that once we docked in Oriental, he’d make arrangements to come over… Continue Reading “Feb 10-16, 2018 – Oriental, NC, Part 1”

Feb 9, 2018 – Oriental Harbor Marina

We firmly believe we have all systems go for today’s cruise to Oriental. This is our fourth attempt to leave Belhaven Marina in the last two weeks and we’re a bit skittish wondering what could possibly go wrong today to prevent our departure. Our… Continue Reading “Feb 9, 2018 – Oriental Harbor Marina”

Jan 12, 2018 to Feb 9, 2018 – Belhaven Marina

Now that we’re back in Belhaven in mid January, there are both really nice days and really cold days. So we decide to stay put for a while, while we enjoy the town and the friendliness of the marina staff. Gregg Baker has been… Continue Reading “Jan 12, 2018 to Feb 9, 2018 – Belhaven Marina”