We made it to SouthPort NC May 31, 2015

The month of May was one of great activity. Unfortunately my Verizon cell-phone hotspot does not have enough ump to open our catamaran ‘s blog site for uploads. We enjoyed more docks on the way back than during the way down. We were able to enjoy the Eau Gallie Yacht Club facility and cool off in their pool.

Overnight dock, pool, and dinner at Eau Gallie YC in Florida

Overnight dock, pool, and dinner at Eau Gallie YC in Florida

 

Getting to wifi during our travel from Marathon Fl to Southport SC was just not conveniently doable. Hence the long hiatus from a blog post.

 

To those who enjoy reading about what goes on with Yacht A Fun, I apologize for the delay.

 

Long days and fair weather worked to create a smooth trip- for the most part. There were events however-

we clogged our cooling system with sea grass at Islamorada;

had wind issues lasting two days;

lost our steering system at St. Augustine; and

had a 36 hour ocean adventure when NOAA’s forecast turned out to be “off”.

 

But we got back to North Carolina in half the days it took to get to Miami!  Our Gemini catamaran crew likes long warm days.

 

Salty Sailor, crewmember, David Corbett, knew of Bird Island at Little River Inlet (near Myrtle Beach SC) so we anchored there to be ready for an off shore final to our trip destination of SouthPort NC.

A popular anchorage for daytimers ( and a hand full of over nighters, too)

A popular anchorage for daytimers ( and a hand full of over nighters, too)

 

Lots of Myrtle Beach area folks have found this beach island

Lots of Myrtle Beach area folks have found this beach island

 

Note the breakers just north of the Cape Fear inlet. Think “Frying Pan Shoals”!

Frying Pan Shoals starts at Bald Head Island---- one must remain in the channel !

Frying Pan Shoals starts at Bald Head Island—- one must remain in the channel !

 

Bald Head Island’s light house…..

The Bald Head Island Lighthouse

The Bald Head Island Lighthouse

 

The town of Southport…. Southport

 

The Harbor master’s office at Deep Point Marina….

Deep Point Marina office is next to the Bald Head Island Ferry facility

Deep Point Marina office is next to the Bald Head Island Ferry facility

 

AND our own summer swimming pool!

A cool pool- compared to the luke warm water in Florida's pools !!

A cool pool- compared to the luke warm water in Florida’s pools !!

 

As I can work thru the past month’s photos, I’ll post more of the adventure. Meanwhile, happy summer to all…………=

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