April 2 2013
Hello all Skinny Dippin’ fans!! I am way past time for an update!! Winter has been long and cold….dreary and gray…and wet. The more I looked forward to Spring, the further away it was seeming! It looks like Spring should actually arrive to North Carolina this coming weekend!
We moved into our new marina home on February 23rd. The trip down river was uneventful entirely. Our new marina is Pecan Grove Marina in Oriental NC. I think we’re really going to like it here. We are right at the mouth of the Neuse River where it dumps into the Pamlico Sound. We moved here so that we are just 40+ miles from Ocracoke. Hopefully this is the year that we can make it across the Sound. We are also now just 3 hours from Beaufort and Morehead City NC. And just 4 hours from Cape Lookout Bight. This should be a great boating summer for us!
Tom finally got his auto pilot this year! He is very excited to put some miles on it!! Skinny Dippin’ finally has all of the modern accessories needed for a lap around the Great Loop! All we have to do is figure out a way to get a year off of work and a way to fund that time off!
That’s about it for now. But know that I am ready and waiting for a great summer of boating stories to tell you all about!