Month: March 2018

March 17-19, 2018 – Southport Marina-Head Case

So now we know the repair schedule. Steve Wallace won’t be back with a service technician until Monday morning, when we should have a completely functioning head. That means we’ve basically got the entire weekend to ourselves to enjoy Southport and the hospitality. On…

March16, 2018 – Southport

Southport Marina is a short twelve and one half nautical mile trip thru Snow’s Cut into and down the Cape Fear River. Close to the end of the river there’s a cutoff to starboard back onto the Intracoastal Waterway and Southport Marina is right…

March 9-16, 2018 – Joyner Marina

 Joyner Marina has a nice deal for weekly rates at $7.00 per foot so we decide to spend a week here, based somewhat on the proximity to the beach. The guys here are very friendly between JW, Taylor, Denis and Brad. Also there are…

March 8, 2018 – Carolina Beach

We’re cruising to Carolina Beach today. This will be an 11 mile cruise without any shoaling issues or bridges to open, so we should have a nice leisurely one and one half hour cruise down the ICW on this nice weather day. First, I…

March 7, 2018 – Wrightsville Beach Marina

  Rains are gone this morning and the winds are not as high as forecasted, so this morning is a pleasant surprise as the sun eventually dries up all the roads and sidewalks. Today we plan to walk 1.5 miles to the beach and…

March 6, 2018 – Wrightsville Beach

 Today is another leisurely cruise of 32 nautical miles to Wrightsville Beach Marina. Seas are calm and winds are negligible. The Surf City Bridge navigation restriction expired yesterday as projected and today the swing bridge returns to hourly openings from 7 am to 7…

March 5, 2018 – Snead’s Ferry

Once again it’s time for the early morning check of the issues relative to our planned cruise. After my first cup of coffee I call the Camp Lejeune number for firing rang info and get confirmation that there will not be any range activities…