Sunday, January 18, 2009

Underwater sailing

Another great day at the office. When we left at 7:00 a.m., planning to get to Bucksport marina by the end of the day, the weather was kind of manageable. Around of 10 knots of wind on the nose, threatening skies, acceptable temperature.
Within the first hour the first scare was the loss of the navigation screen in the cockpit.
It turned out that the PS2 port used by the mouse and the keyboard was mulfunctionning (probably nothing but I had no time to trouble shoot). I reconnected everything on USB ports after disconnecting the WiFi adaptor that I am not using anyway, and things went back to normal for that particular issue.
Going through the Lockwood Folly and Shalotte inlets, we touched three times, as we
expected, but since we did not slow down, we merely ploughed through without problems.
Then it was the Sunset Beach ponton bridge and with it a continuous rain that would go on
getting heavier and heavier as the day went on.
The temperature remained in the high forties throughout, but that wetness made it very
uncomfortable and we were quite happy to tie up at the Bucksport marina at around 4:10 p.m.
Having the heater back on made life a lot more enjoyable. Dinner was ckicken stewed with
garlic, onions and tomatoes and rice pilaf.
We have been told that the office of the marina will not open until 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, so
the plan is to go to McClellanville and tie up there.
We will further check the weather there and decide if we go out of stay in the ditch. 

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