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Friday, October 21, 2011

Anchored at Deep Point-Alligator River

We are anchored at Deep Point on the Alligator River. Not sure why they call it Deep Point, we are in 10 feet of water.

Myron's words this afternoon were "we had a great day!" We did indeed. We stayed more than the 48 hours at Elizabeth City due to weather. The 'Rose Buddies' and reception crew, also considered dock masters, disregard the time limit and prefer that we do not head out on the Albemarle Sound if the wind is blowing more than 15 knots. The wind was over 20 knots Wed and Thurs. Today, however, was splendid. Maybe 10 or 12 knots from the SW. We had a nice sail down the Pasquotank River and across the Albemarle Sound. We motor sailed to run the entrance to the Alligator River and continued until there was no further useful wind. We dropped anchor around 3 pm. It was a great day. We are preparing to make dinner and call it an early night. The plan is to run the Alligator/Pungo Canal tomorrow and end up at Pungo Creek. We so enjoyed our stay there on the trip north.

We are not alone. Try as we might, we cannot seem to avoid running with the herd heading south. It cannot be helped at this point so we will make the best of it. We have a thought of turning right at the Pamlico Sound and going to Washington, NC. We really doubt the herd will go that direction, which makes it more enticing! We consider all plans chiseled in jello, however, so we shall see.

It was a cold morning but right now the temperature is perfect. When we came north through here it was smokey from the fires, still and hot, and the flies were biting us unmercifully. Such a contrast from what we are experiencing now and we thank God for that.

Love to all,

Posted via Ham radio.
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