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Apr 17, 2010 - Home again!

The Great Bridge Locks are a good sign that we are almost home. The trip across the Albemarle and up the Currituck had been long and we still had to face the bridges of Norfolk. Late in the day this becomes tedious. This time we decided to savor the moment and pulled into the free dock between the bridge and the lock. The two have syncronized their openings, so an explanation was in order for the lockmaster. The evening was cool; a reminder that this entire six month journey has been on the cool side. As the bridges ahead are regulated by...

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Apr 14, 2010 - Movin' on up

From Georgetown on Saturday 10 April we next sought a refuge with a wide screen TV. The Augusta Masters golf tournament was heating up and somehow just listening to it on XM radio wasn't quite the same as seeing it. So we didn't make it into North Carolina, but made a short day of it on the Waccamaw and pulled into Coquina Harbor at Myrtle Beach. Strangely, the complex of face dockage at Barefoot Landing was full of boaters with the Masters on their mind. After securing the boat, we found the wide screen at a private place, the Officer's...

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