Southport - 2017
Jun 5 thru Jun 7
This blogpost covers three (mostly rainy) days we spent in Southport NC on our way back to the Chesapeake Bay.
We spent last night tied to the floating dock at Southport Marina--it was luxurious sleeping in air conditioning. We planned to spend two nights here but we have extended our stay to three nights because of predicted thunderstorms on Tuesday (90% chance of rain and over 1" accumulation). This morning, Monday, June 5, it is partly cloudy with a lot of heavy, dark clouds in the sky to the west.
|Southport's waterfront as viewed |
from across the salt marsh.
|Two shrimp boats were tied to the dock |
in front of Potter's Seafood.
|It was a rainy day in Southport Marina today, June 6.|
|NAPAGold oil filter #1357 is a little longer than the |
original Yanmar-brand oil filter--it's easier
to changeout and a lot cheaper!
The manual for our new 3YM30AE engine specifies oil changes every 150 hours but oil filter changes every 250 hours. It doesn't make sense to me to change them on different intervals--so, I will be changing both at 150-hour intervals.
We've decided to stay here in Southport today, Wednesday, June 7. Hopefully, this will be our last day of rainy weather.
|S/V Rainy Days on a rainy day in Southport, June 7.|
The rain is supposed to end around noon tomorrow. We've reworked our itinerary so that we have a short day tomorrow. The following day we have two bridges that have to open for us and they only open on the hour--so, there is a good chance we will be held up for some time. Our itinerary for the next seven days is as follows:
6/8: Southport to Wrightsville Beach - 26 miles
6/9: Wrightsville Beach to Half Moon Bay - 39 miles
6/10: Half Moon Bay to Cedar Creek - 57 miles
6/11: Cedar Creek to Pungo River - 60 miles
6/12: Pungo River to Little Alligator River - 46 miles
6/13: Little Alligator River to Pungo Ferry - 52 miles
6/14: Pungo Ferry to southern Chesapeake Bay - 49 miles
Of course, our itinerary is subject to change but it looks like we will be in Chesapeake Bay waters by June 14!
|This view on the evening of June 7 is looking toward the Cape |
Fear River from our slip. The ICW is on the
extreme right side of this image.
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