We made a long run of almost 60-miles up past Wrightsville Beach and Surf City to Camp Lejeune. Only about 5-miles into the trip – surprise! Here comes “Wind Dance” heading out of a marina. Looks like we’ve got our little CMCS flotilla back together again.
Today has been our worst day for weather during our whole trip. Some heavy rain, and then light rain for about half the day. We’re in an anchorage call Mile Hammock. The land all around us is part of the Naval and Marine training base. There are a couple 200-foot wide boat ramps. I assume for some type of military training. In fact, a helicopter has been practicing here most the evening.
Oh yes – for those who know us well – today was our 41st wedding anniversary! We dinned on hot dogs and canned German potato salad in the damp (100% humidity) air with a Marine helicopter serenade (they trained until way after dark). Something my bride will remember for years to come. I always strive to provide Paula with an interesting and romantic life.
Well, I need to cut this entry short.. We must leave at 0600 to be North of the area where the Navy Warships will be conducting LIVE ARTILLERY practice starting at 0800. Hope to write another entry tomorrow evening.