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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Amazing Day Crossing Albemarle Sound
After leaving Coinjock and the NC Cut in some dense morning fog, we heard on the VHF that two sailboats had run aground just up ahead. Fog is tense enough, and we soon had 2 inches under our keel. But Captain Pete steered the right way (away from the still-grounded boat), and we were off to Albemarle Sound.
All boaters have heard about the horrible wave action that can occur in Albemarle Sound, but today was wonderful—after the morning fog lifted. We sailed all the way in bright sunshine to Alligator River Marina, a nice clean stopping place but right off the highway for the “flotilla” we were travelling with (about 10 of us). It was a shorter day of 35 miles, so more time for reading.
"What bliss to be in the cockpit with the sun and the warm breeze on one's skin, just watching the sea, and the sky, and the sails" -Sir Francis Chichester
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from your safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
"He who goes to sea for pleasure would go to Hell for a pastime." -Samuel Johnson
"They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the wonders of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep" -Psalm 107