Day 1 - Portsmouth VA - Morehead City NC
Phil, Di and Annelise
Fri 5 Sep 2014 21:42
Cast-off heading south on the ICW. Negotiated numerous bridges (lift, bascule and swing) - in the first 12 miles plus the Great Bridge Lock and into Abemarle and Chesapeake Canal (the "Virginia Cut") - very picturesque having left the industrial Portsmouth behind (SM 0). Onward to our first fixed bridge (65 ft) Interstate 64 Highway - lined up in the middle - just touched the VHF antenna on the centre lights! We can go on southwards!! Depth became another concern - maintained at 7ft - not exactly! This was going to be interesting as we draw 6'6" - guessing that we will brush the mud a few times on this route. Passing through swamp lands and into North River and Currituck Sound in North Carolina. Finally at Coinjock (SM 49.5) we tied up alongside the bar with only one other yacht. The beer and crab dips were very welcome!
Phil & Di