We’ve had a very pleasant sail slipping along at 6-7
knots all night. On the watch change at and I set the pole.He looked at the radar with concern that he couldn’t see the sailing ship
off our Starboard Bow on the screen.It looked like a red sail which was being backlit and was in fact a
sliver of a red new moon on the horizonTo be fair he was a bit sleepy.
The microsoft key board on the boat PC is playing up and
driving me mad.
I’ve managed to get the FleetBroad Band system to log on
to a satellite and it is possible to make a telephone call but the data side of
things is still not working.An
“expert” in Charleston was supposed
to come to check it out but he never showed.
I didn’t manage an entry yesterday as I was battling
withelectronic gremlins and
keyboards and got really fed up.
discovered there is an IP address conflict between the wi-fi antenna (YachtSpot)
and the satellite system (Fleet Broad Band 250).So you can have one or the other but not
both.In order to change you have
to power down everything, start up the terminal you want to use, power up
thenetwork router and then power
up the PC.In that order. For some
weird reason, the wireless keyboard
also seems more stable when this procedure is followed, however I’m going to buy
a wired USB keyboard... just in case.
We arrived early afternoon on Saturday.WrightsvilleBeach is just what it says, miles and
miles of flat beach.In fact
everything’s flat around here. There are also miles and miles of holidays homes
with hundreds of moorings., mostly for sports fishing boats. I think the Wright
Brothers first air flight took place farther North.
We had awalk around yesterday and an excellent sea food meal last night.We’ve hired a car and will visit