|Day 3: Great Bridge, VA to Coinjock, NC|
|On Sunday, October 10 we planned to meet Steve Angst in Coinjock. Steve wanted to accompany us on whatever off-shore leg we are able to take. We originally planned to hook up with Steve in Beaufort, NC - the first port on the ICW from which we might head out. Our mutual schedules did not make that a reasonable rendezvous point so we decided to meet in Coinjock. That destination was less than 50nm from Great Bridge so we slept in this morning before departing Great Bridge around 10:40 in the morning.|
|During the first part of the day we were in a broad channel with marshy land and pine forests on either side.|
On this day we only had to pass through two swing bridges.
Most of the bridges were fixed with 65' clearance allowing Sarah to easily
|Early in the afternoon we headed into the the North Landing
River and then Currituck Sound. We passed this sailboat, who was motor
sailing. The boat has a hailing port of Amsterdam, but also North
Carolina registration numbers so the true home base is hard to
determine. We encountered this boat several more times enroute to
Beaufort, NC. It is common on the ICW to pass and be passed by the
same boats for days.
Below is the ferry that runs across the sound between Knots Landing and Currituck.
Mike and I exchanged responsibility for the helm on a regular
basis. We each had a book to read so the schedule was one chapter on
watch and one off. Here Mike is into his time off watch.
|By 4:30 in the afternoon we were approaching Coinjock (red arrow on the chart). We decided to stop at the Coinjock Marina to top off the fuel tanks and wait for Steve. Since there were only a few more hours of daylight and we weren't sure when Steve would arrive we decided to stay at the marina for the night.|
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