To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Southbound Day 20 - November 1

Watching the weather. Carefully.

Chris Parker says "An extended travel window may open behind the second offshore low pressure system Sun7-Mon8 as a HI shifts offshore".

We're sitting still until then. We expect stinky weather Friday and Saturday. "Showers return to coastal areas Thu4 with scattered squalls persisting offshore; Widespread squalls to 35k, mainly S of Hatteras Fri5.".

Right now, this suggests Sat6 we move to Beaufort. Sun7 and Mon8 we run for Charleston.

That leaves us most of the week here in New Bern. Not on our original plan for this cruise. Anchored at 35°6.1884′N 77°1.9218′W.

Groceries on Wednesday. Laundry on Thursday. Hunker on the boat on Friday and Saturday.

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It's brisk out in the river. The nightly low is 8-9-10 °C (mid-40's °F).

Also. The dinghy floor still leaks. Pump it up. Go to town. Pump it up. Return to Red Ranger.

The outboard is working wonderfully, though. Starts on the first pull more-or-less. The fuel line to the tank is sticky and sometimes needs to be rattled to get fuel to flow. I'll be replacing it in Charleston.