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 9

We had anticipated hellacious (gusting over 20kt) wind today. But, this morning, the weather forecast was for moderate wind today, and the hellacious stuff was pushed back to Thursday night and into Friday.

This means we can cross the Albemarle and try to find an anchorage behind Durant Island. This is fraught with complications, however.

The day was splashy, but, mercifully short. My view of the Albarmarle was pretty much business as usual. Which is always good.

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We had the anchor down by 1-ish.

We made it to 35°55.7184′N 75°54.990′W, which is not really behind Durant Island. We chickened out when the depths rose to near 6′. While there is a BoatUS towing service near the Alligator River bridge, we're beyond that into some wilderness. The waterway is unmarked.

We think it will be cloudy tomorrow, Friday, presaging the rain in the afternoon. We're going nowhere, we think.

Friends of ours, bound for Ocracoke, will be in Manteo on Saturday. We're going to try and rendezvous with them.


Attribute Value
Depart North River 36°11.9430′N 75°57.0444′W
Arrive Durant Is. 35°55.7184′N 75°54.990′W
Distance 23.2 nm
Time 4h 00m
Engine 4h 00m