Yacht A Fun is underway- Nov 10th 2014

Diann steers our Gemini catamaran Yacht A Fun

Diann steers our Gemini catamaran Yacht A Fun

The preparations were complete. (At least the ones we felt were upgrades needed for our trip.) Diann and I left Deaton Yacht Service at 10 AM Monday morning and went directly to Oriental Marina to top off our fuel tanks.

 

 

From there we headed across the Neuse and entered Adams Creek. 1110 Gemini wake 1110 Gemini catamaran wake 1110 Gemini catamaran underway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we motored toward Beaufort (our original destination) we decided to press further and drop anchor at Peletier Creek which is just south of Morehead City.

Our Gemini catamaran can handle water that is “skinny”. Dredged entry depths were greater than the 4 to five feet reported in our guide.

Narrow channel for Peletier Creek anchorage

Narrow channel for Peletier Creek anchorage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We arrived at the anchorage after the sun went down. I have to admit we were tired from activity and excitement of our first day of travel. We anchored, only to be told by a local boater that we had anchored “where big boats come out at night”. So, we pulled up the anchor and moved backwards to a less desirable spot.

Having moved backwards in the anchorage, we had a too close neighbor

Having moved backwards in the anchorage, we had a too close neighbor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By moving backward, we put our swing room tooooo darn close to our neighbor boat. A lesson was learned regarding getting to anchorages early enough to have better judgment and time to drop anchor in the best of choices.

A nice catamaran anchorage near Morehead City

A nice catamaran anchorage near Morehead City

 

 

It was a good day. Leaving on Tuesday morning we felt accomplished as we threaded our way back out to the ICW.

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