Beaufort NC - 2016
|There was quite a tidal current pushing us sideways and then into the slip |
and I had to throw it into a high-speed reverse as we entered our
assigned slip but we got in without a scratch, thanks
to some knowledgeable dock hands.
The high temperature today was 85 degrees F (10 degrees higher than normal) and we enjoyed the warmth as we did laundry, filled our fuel and water tanks, and used the marina's courtesy car (a huge gold-colored Buick Roadmaster station wagon) to replenish our provisions.
|I removed the dodger-bimini connector to add a waterproof coating. The dodger |
is the roof over the cockpit with sides having flexible windows while the
bimini is the fabric roof over the cockpit. The dodger-bimini
connector connects the two roofs.
|I cleaned the dodger-bimini connector (dark blue fabric piece laying on dock) |
and then coated it with two applications of 303 Fabric Guard. I allowed
the coating to cure 6 hours in the full sun before reinstalling it.
It was really nice taking a break here in the nice warm weather, even if the slip did cost us $100 per night ($2.55 per foot). The town of Beaufort has lots of neat little shops and restaurants, all within walking distance of our rented slip. We had dinner at the Spouter Restaurant (we both had crab cakes!) and lunch at Queen Anne's Revenge (Maggie had a salad while I had a Queen Anne's burger). We spent about $500 for these two nights, not including fuel and provisions--we can't afford to do this too often.
Tomorrow, we leave Beaufort at slack low tide (7:30 AM)...
|Hurricane Nicole (now Tropical Storm Nicole) is going safely out |
to sea and will not interfere with our trip south!