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Thursday, May 15, 2014

South Lake to Elizabeth City



We crossed the Albemarle Sound before the winds got the seas up too much.  It is an opportunity to improve seamanship to have seas and strong winds while trying to dodge crab pots.  We are not complaining, just explaining.  We like crabs!  We had lunch at Quality Seafood and bought a pound of lump crab for $14.99 and a pound of large shrimp (an oxymoron) for $7.99.  Good prices this year.


We tried to get to the other side of the bridge to a long free dock that would be much more comfortable in these strong SSE winds, but the bridge broke and we have no idea when it will be fixed.  When we tried to go through the bridge, the tender put the gates down to stop traffic and a truck broke one of the gates.  As a result, the bridge will not open.  We are on the park dock to the south of the free slips (they are untenable in these winds) and will rock and roll against these pilings during the forecasted winds and thunderstorms for at least the next 24 hours or until the bridge is fixed.  It is what it is.  There is one other sailboat is here with us, Tony on ‘Ida E’ out of Beaufort, NC.  He is part Portuguese and headed to Rhode Island to see family and get a job.



Elizabeth City's Potato Festival begins tomorrow at 5 pm.  Some of the carnival rides are right next to us in the park.  It should be an interesting couple of days.

We plan to meet up with Dan and Kathy about 5 pm.  I need to get ready.

Love to all,
Dena

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2 comments:

tony melino said...

Hey guys. Sorry I missed you this morning. Spending the night at the Visitors' center in the Swamp with several other boats. Thanks again for your help and hope to meet up again along the way. Tony.

Anonymous said...

Myron and Dena,

I sent the link to your photos to an old friend of mine that is an excellent birder. I was wrong. It is a northern Parula. Sorry for my misidentification.

Bob