Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Sunday in December

The max speed of our powerboat is about 30 miles per hour. We rarely run that fast but it is very nice to be able to get to port quickly when weather is coming up or catch a bridge opening when you want to stick to a schedule. For a couple of years now, we have been traveling at “retirement speed” whenever possible. This is not quite as slow as a sailboat under motor, but almost. For this trip south on the ICW, the captain has planned our days to be not too long and for us not to arrive anywhere in complete darkness. So, the first day took us from River Dunes to Swansboro, NC where we spent the night at Casper’s Marina, right down-town. This is a quaint and sleepy seaside town with nice shopping and restaurants and a lot of waters to be played on, including easy access to the ocean. 

On the way today we waved at Cindy and Gene’s home in Core Creek and Jim and Mary’s beach home on the ICW just west of Topsail Island. We will stop at the Wrightsville Beach Yacht Club and spend the night in Bill and Emily’s slip – thanks guys! I am looking forward to an hour walk on the beach and around the famed “loop” and the Captain can’t wait to visit his favorite store, West Marine.


  1. Warmth and gentle breezes are waiting for you in FL! Can't wait to see you guys!

  2. Thanks for thinking of us yesterday as you approached the Surf City bridge.
    We look forward to following your progress and experiences via this blog.
    Great job, Mia!

    Best wishes for a beautiful trip.
    Savor the moments; we anxiously await the stories.

    Jim and Mary