Saturday, November 3, 2012

Nov. 3, Saturday

Late morning, report:
Wind switched late last night to 20 out of the north. running 7kts sog with jib and staysail (and motor). Sunny but still chilly out here. Expect to pass Charleston around 6PM.

Good morning:
The blogger has been sitting in the car in a gas line since 5:00a.m., here in northern NJ. Nothing to do but check email on the IPad. At home, no power, no heat, no water, no cooking, and 9 big trees down in our yard. By 7:00, we finally got gas.

In the email box: a message from last evening. Capt. Ken writes, " noon on Friday we went thru the Beaufort bascuile bridge (tides too high at highway bridge - only 63 feet clearance). Forecast looked good to go offshore calling for 10-15 kts winds W - WNW and 2-3 ft. seas. Wrong again! We are bucking a 40 kt wind on the nose with 6-10 ft seas. UGH - will be a miserable night."

Be safe Moonbeam and crew.

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