|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!|
|Official Log of Sno' Dog - Jensen Beach, FL to Portsmouth, NH - Spring 2009 - Page 2|
|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|
|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!)
|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.