Monday, November 12, 2012

November 12th, 2012

Hi there, me hearties (thank-you Steve and Jackie),

'Twas another lovely day on the water. Waves were low, winds mild until late into the afternoon and sun all day. The temperature reached the high 70s outside the boat and in the 80s inside. I was driving this morning and found that my left arm was beginning to get sun tanned. I told Gary I was going to drive the boat backwards so that the other arm could get tanned also.

There was quite a lot of wildlife to be seen today - pelicans, skimmers (birds), cormorants and dolphins. We had three dolphins in front of the boat whilst Gary was driving. By the time I got my camera out and ready to shoot only one dolphin was still within view. It was still lovely to see it. All the boats in the area stopped to see it or drove slowly passed it.

We passed many beautiful homes today one of which I think was owned by the CEO of Pepto Bismol - it even had its own lighthouse. We even spotted a giraffe  in one of the gardens. It was there to help let you know that the house was for sale. I bet the house cost and arm and a neck!!!

We also passed several boats demonstrating  how not to berth your boat!!! 

We are at anchor in Dutchman's Creek near Southport, NC. Tomorrow, the weather is supposed to be wet and maybe stormy. We plan on travelling to a marina and stopping there for the afternoon. I need to do some laundry and grocery shopping so will be able to do that.


  1. Great blog! I will write more in a direct email to pass along information on contacting Uncle Maynard when you get a little closer to Ormond Beach.

  2. What has been the hardest thing getting used to with your new found sea life.?