Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Resting in Ocracoke
Monday, May 10... I slept well and awoke feeling relieved that the previous day had gone so well. I guess when you are alone and it has been years since you made a longer passage apprehension can build. But I was at my destination and ready to explore. Walked west to the lighthouse and further to a land trust nature trail that skirted the beach. I picked up a few supplies at the Community Store and called Ellie, Dad, Tom and Terry. The weather was out of the NE... clear but a steady 20. The forecast for tomorrow is 10-15 in the morning with 1-2' waves; 15-20 in the afternoon seas building 2-3'. If I can get out early it will be a good sail and we will hopefully get across for the most part in the morning hours. Set up a reef and snapped on the battery-powered running lights.