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November 10, 2004

Headed South Again

We officially started south for the season on October 29th as we left Weems Creek near Annapolis and made our first stop at Solomon’s Island. On Saturday we went ashore and met our friends Lou and Faye Font who live in the DC area and drove down to have lunch with us. They shared a charter sail with us years ago out of Rock Hall, MD and we had a “panic moment” with another large boat dragging its anchor and coming towards us while we were anchored in St. Michaels, MD. As a result of that experience, they are reluctant to get on a boat again and kid me unmercifully about it! Our friendship survived the incident and we had a great visit with them!
From Solomon’s we pushed hard the next day and made it through Norfolk and south to the Great Bridge lock where we tied up at the free dock just south of the lock. After several long days we dropped anchor in Spooner’s Creek in Morehead City where we left Omega for a drive to Durham to visit with KAT, Jackie and Jaidan. I made a one-day trip to Philadelphia on Fresh Creek business Monday and we came back to the boat on Nov 9th. We started south again today and have just dropped the hook in Hammock Bay at Camp LeJeune – Semper Fi baby!
If the weather is favorable, we will go outside from Cape Fear to Charleston, SC on Friday. This saves a lot of time and avoids several areas where the ICW has shoaled and not been dredged by the Corps of Engineers due to budget cuts – they are spending our money rebuilding Iraq instead!

Posted by Dick at 10:11 PM