Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Down the Sounds we go
We leave 'Mosey' at the anchorage in North River, just south of Coinjock. Sojourn stopped off in Coinjock the night before and Sea Quill is headed for Manteo. We decide on the "Sounds" route (Albermarle, Croatan and Pamlico). We've done this the last few years and really like it as long as the weather is in our favor! Sylvianne says: "it's like being off shore without going outside". First night we stop in Long Shoal River. It's very good getting in or out with good holding and room for a thousand boats. Alas, we are all alone. Next morning we are underway early as the 15-20 kts forecast of yesterday is now 20-25kts from the east so we have a following sea most of the way. We did see 25+ kts and steep 3-4' seas. Later in the afternoon we saw 25-30kts with a few gusts higher (the new Garmin Weather add-on is great!). Again, a Krogen in a following sea is a dream. Try that in a square stern! We know, we did experience that in a previous boat. Ugly. 4pm on the second day finds us comfortably at anchor in South River, just north of Adams Creek (ICW).