After our previous Atlantic sail with storms at sea, we watched and waited for a calm window…maybe too calm. It was smooth seas and smooth sailing (with a bit of motoring during the 0 wind period). But hey, there were some Snickers throwing with buddy boats, a helicopter fly by, and a military encounter!
All in all, a great trip.
Sailing from Wrightsville to Beaufort, NC
This is an easy leg of the journey. We’re heading north to the Chesapeake, and this little 70NM jump should only take 10-12 hours. And mostly, it’s quite calm.
For us, it was extremely calm.
But that’s okay – it’s what we needed. Heck, we were on land for a few weeks back in Carolina Beach and Wilmington.
Salt in Our Blood
Something about this sail and the calm nature of its arrival to harbor caused me (Matt) to wax a bit philosophical. Here’s that JFK quote in the episode:
All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the Ocean. And when we go back to the sea- whether it is to sail or to watch it- we are going back from whence we came.President John F. Kennedy
Charts of the Trip
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