Stay in Morehead City, NC


Thursday, October 10, Day 92

When we woke up this morning, it was still breezy and cool and damp. We paid $2 for our electricity and cast off with Brian and Stephanie’s help at 851am. The winds were 8-9kts from the NW but quickly climbed to 12-15kts once we were in the Neuse River. At this point we couldn’t see the other shore due to the fog and mist, but we could see far enough on the water to make navigating not a problem. We kept the starboard side window up which helped greatly to shield from the wind and keep it comfortable in the cockpit.

We did get some sailing in rolling out the head sail at 952am and turning off the engine for 50 minutes until Adams Creek got so narrow the trees blocked the wind. By 11am we rolled up the head sail and heard some squealing in the engine which Phil fixed easily. It turns out the bolt came loose and the belt was beyond not tight. 5 min later we were on our way again.

Oriental Harbor Marina Office

Oriental Harbor Marima Office


Changes docked at Oriental after water went down.

Changes docked at Oriental after water went down.


Schooner Meka II we passed in Adams Creek

Schooner Meka II we passed in Adams Creek

House we passed in Adams Creek, on way to Morehead City, NC

House we passed in Adams Creek, on way to Morehead City, NC

Portside Marina right next to ship Terminal Morehead City, NC

Portside Marina right next to ship Terminal Morehead City, NC

We arrived at Portside Marina at 125pm and docked. Then we had to move to get Diesel and a pump out and go back around to our original slip docked behind SV Sound and Fury owned by Cameron and his 4-legged pal Daisy, a very friendly black lab. We also met Greg and Barbara of SV Chambra who were going outside to Masonboro Inlet.

It wasn’t too long before Beverly came to pick us up in the car to spend the night with them in their new house in the Brandywine Golf Course Community. Their new home is beautiful and just right for their needs now. They are close to many stores and close to their sons too. We went out for dinner to Tsunami Buffet that had sushi and lot of Chinese and seafood that was very good.

Beverly and Tom Love

Beverly and Tom Love


The next morning we met their daughter-in-law Karen and her sister Diane for breakfast at Kountry Kitchen. They have good down home food there at reasonable prices.
Lorraine, Phil, Karen and Diane standing, Beverly and Tom Love at Kountry Kitchen

Lorraine, Phil, Karen and Diane standing, Beverly and Tom Love at Kountry Kitchen

Beverly, Tom and Phil leaving restaurant

Beverly, Tom and Phil leaving restaurant

After breakfast we drove over to Beaufort, NC to see David and Marty in John’s Canvas Shop. It was good for me to meet them and for Phil to see them again. Phil has ties to the Love family from when SV Changes and SV Rapscallion were docked at Mentor Lagoons in the early days.

David, Beverly, Marty Love and Phil in front of their canvas shop

David, Beverly, Marty Love and Phil in front of their canvas shop

It was good to see everyone, but we needed to get back to Changes to prepare for our overnight passage to Charleston, SC. We had a short weather window we wanted to make to get out of this cool wet weather and into warm sunny weather.

Thanks Beverly and Tom for your warm hospitality. It was great to see you again!

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4 thoughts on “Stay in Morehead City, NC

  1. I recall Tom and Beverly were early Members Of the Sailing Club, before it was incorporated as GRSC. I recall them being very capable sailors. That was maybe, somewhere around 1972-’75.

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    • Paul, you must have been sailing for a long time to remember that. Phil says they were the best on their Ranger 33′. They won the Mentor Harbor Regatta and the Falcon Cup on that boat. They have photos of their boats up on the wall in their living room and remember that time with much fondness.
      Lorraine

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  2. Hi Lorraine and Phil, Glad to see you are on the move again and heading toward some warmer weather. the weather in Cleveland appears tobe nicer than what you have experienced lately. Life is moving along as usual. I can’t believe it’s middle of October already! I have enjoyed following your trip and seeing the pictures as you post them. Keep sailing along, be safe and take care. Sally

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    • Sally, glad that you are having better weather than us. It’s 64F this morning and I have many layers and long underwear on the bottoms under my jeans. :). It is hard to believe that Halloween is around the corner. Tell everyone I say Hi. Hope everyone is doing well. We will get into Charleston, SC today to anchor in the Ashley River then take the dinghy so I can visit the Apple Store as one of the buttons isn’t working as well as I think.

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