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...

Friday, May 17, 2019

First Day on the Water

Monday May 6

Up and out North Creek at 0700. Continued out Pamlico River on beam reach with wind north, 10kt. Cleared river into Pamlico Sound as wind increased to 15 kt. Tracked SE on broad reach to skirt bombing range. About 9 miles away from land we started south running double reefed in a 3' chop with many white caps... I reckoned Force 5. Yawing and surfing.

Passed by Bay River as the wind tapered down. Ran downwind wing and wing with poles set. Noah a bit seasick due to yawing. Continued south into Neuse River and docked at Oriental at 1900. Went onshore for tea and then anchored up Greens Creek for the night.

Day total 46.5 NMiles, 53.5 SMiles

SE into Pamlico Sound

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