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Spring 2009   -    Florida to New Hampshire
Snowbirds heading north on the ICW in North Carolina just north of the Surf City bridge.  Naturally, we were leading the pack!
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  Official Log of Sno' Dog - Jensen Beach, FL to Portsmouth, NH - Spring 2009 - Page 2
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05/09/09 - 10:15 AM - Dep Surf City. - fair 76, wind SSW 15
                12:00 noon - Through Onslow Beach Bridge
                 2:30 PM - Arr:
Beaufort, NC - Beaufort Docks
                Today:  49.5 n mi.  -  Eng: 4.5 hrs
North of Surf City, we met PDQ Time for Us owned by Myron and Barbara Rapaport.  They're headed for the Chesapeake.
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At Beaufort Docks, we docked right next to Time for Us
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05/10/09 - 9:45 AM - Dep Beaufort Dks. - fair 74, wind NW 10
 
Happy    10:00 AM - Through Beaufort Bridge
Mother's   12:30 PM - Arr: Oriental, NC - Oriental Marina
  Day!      Today:  19.7 n mi.  -  Eng: 2.9 hrs  (easy day!)

05/11/09 - 8:15 AM - Dep Oriental - cloudy, temp 67, wind NE
                9:25 AM - off Maw Pt., wind increasing NE 20 kts
               11:00 AM - enter Pungo R., Pamlico R. very rough!
               12:00 noon - Arr:
Belhaven, NC - temp 63, Cold!
                                  Waterway Marina, very peaceful! 
               Today:  37.6 n mi.  -  Eng: 3.7 hrs  (rough day!)
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Sno' Dog docked at the Oriental Marina.  We didn't see any snakes, but notice how nicely our boat fits in one of their slips - no sweat!
05/12/09 - 9:20 AM - Dep Belhaven - fair, 58(!), wind N 10
              10:00 AM - enter Pungo R.- Alligator R. Canal
              12:30 PM - through Alligator R. bridge
              12:45 PM - towed grounded boat (
Sunfun) off shoal
                3:15 PM - Arr:
Coinjock, VA - Coinjock Marina
           Filled fuel tanks: 108.9 gal.  296 n mi since last fill-up
            in Georgetown, SC: 29.1 hrs,
3.74 gal/hr, 3.12 mpg !                    Today:  73.7 n mi.  -  Eng: 5.7 hrs  (lovely day)

05/13/09 - 9:30 AM - Dep Coinjock - fair, 68, wind ENE 10
              12:30 PM - stopped at Great Bridge - free dock
                              walked to shopping center for groceries
                2:00 PM - thru Great Bridge Lock
                3:45 PM - Arr:
Norfolk, VA - Waterside Marina
                Today:  40.8 n mi.  -  Eng: 5.3 hrs

Nancy flies back to NH tomorrow - Madison & I will carry on...
At the end of a long cold & windy day, the sun finally broke out! This
at the Belhaven Waterway Marina in NC - which is now sadly for sale.
We've seen this gorgeous old 75' Trumpy motoryacht,
S.S. Sophie several times along the ICW.  The rumor is that she belongs to Fox TV personality, Greta Van Susteren.
At the other end of the spectrum, a Lagoon 43 powercat, Loretta Jean - following us at 18 knots just before Coinjock.
Comparing notes at the fuel dock we learned she averages only one mile per gallon as compared to our 3 mpg.
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