In the boatyard before re-launch....
Tatiana is sporting her new dodger!
Following Matthew, the weather cooled dramatically, and our wandering toes are getting itchy. Thankfully, it was not a case of athlete's feet. We instead set our sights on Ocracoke, NC. A couple of nights anchoring in the South River and then in Silver Lake at Ocracoke were just what we needed to renew our focus in cruising and getting ready to head south. Unfortunately, Matthew left many others in less fortunate situation that ours, and our path ahead is full of uncertainty. So, we are taking our time before we head off, so we can make sure there are no new navigational hazards in our path.
At Ocracoke, we were able to head to the beach and check out the local lighthouse.
A view from the anchorage of the lighthouse...
This called too smooth sailing, also known as motoring
For now, we are back in New Bern. We have just a few final projects and a few final goodbyes to all our new friends. It has been a great summer here in NC, and we look forward to coming back one day. But, you know, summer's over, so it's time to head south again!