Off we go - again! 6/6/12

Salamander
Wed 6 Jun 2012 21:23
Stopped in Morehead City in N Carolina as we had no wind after leaving Florida, so used half a tank of fuel, only for the wind to pick up on our approach, leaving us with no choice but to surf through two lines of breakers to get into the river. Surfing a 14 ton yacht is quite interesting!
 
Eventually found our way to one of the smallest marinas we have seen, called Morehead City Yacht Basin - a little optimistic in the naming. This was right next to the commercial dock, which even at midnight had a lorry loading, with reversing beeper, but even this couldn't keep us awake.
 
It turns out Morehead City is the blue marlin sport fishing capital of the world. One of the smaller boats in the marina was a $4million sport fishing boat, which the owner only visited a few times a year, mainly for the championship fishing competition with a first prize of $2million dollars!
 
Filled up with fuel and off again. Caroline spotted a ship just a couple of miles in front of us and unsure of her course we called her on the radio - a Spanish Navy ship, who obviously had no idea we were there!
 
Now a quarter of the way back from Florida to Brighton, just under 3,000 miles to go.