Thursday, November 11, 2010


No, not the Miami Dolphins football team. But real live dolphins that swim in the ICW.
They were all around our boat today as we motored from Swansboro, NC to Wrightsville Beach, NC. Took us about 10 hours to get here.

We left at 7am as we had four bridges to go under. They only open at certain times, either on the hour only or on the hour and half hour. Of course, Joy was wondering, " What do they do when there is no traffic. Why can't they open when they see boaters waiting, and no cars coming?" Don't know why, it is just the way things are. The rules are made by the US Coast Guard.

After arriving here in Wrightsville Beach, we took a walk on the beach with Linda and Francis. They told us about how in the first part of their trip going north, their transmission broke and opened up a water geyser in their engine room. They had to call the Coast Guard. Francis managed to plug the hole so they did not sink. They had to be towed by two Boats US tow boats, and fortunately were able to find a new transmission for their boat. They are a really great couple to travel with. We will probably be with them for the next two weeks.

Tomorrow we are going to stay in a marina, wash some clothes, food shop, try to fine a camera store and clean up the boat. Then it is off to Georgetown, SC for the weekend. Travelling 40-55 miles per day. Hope to make St. Mary's GA for Thanksgiving with Sally and Manny.


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