Our position is 35:40.446N 076:03.621W
!02 statute miles to go on the ICW
We left Belhaven at 7:30 prompt with the intension
of getting as far as the little Alligator River before we anchored for the
night. It was a cold morning but dry with a 15knot Northerly wind.
Progress was good up the Pungo River to the
Alligator River, Pungo River Canal which is a 20 mile dead straight cut with
little on either side but trees. It was obvious the wind was increasing even in
the canal, but it soon became clear as we joined the Alligator River that to
push on up the next 20 miles of exposed river to reach the little Alligator
river anchorage would be hard going, so John suggested anchoring North of Deep
Point where there is good holding and protection from the waves, even if the low
land did little to moderate the 35knt wind. Others had the same idea, including
Carry On who had finally sorted their engine problems.
After a late lunch, and a snooze with the boats
heating on, I got down to some reading and planning for sailing up the
Chesapeake to Annapolis.
An early night was in order as we planned to start
early the following morning to do the Alligator River before the wind got
Approaching Wilkerson Bridge at the beginning of
Tug boat going past south. (not much freeboard)