Monday, May 10, 2021

Homer Smith in Beaufort, NC - at a dock


Welcome to Homer Smith Marina in Beaufort, NC - one of our favorites!

We left Habour Village around 8:00 with the intention of taking a dock at Swansboro but when we turned into the ICW channel, we found a swift favorable tide, 8 kts! As the tid continued, we considered changing our plans and going for Homer Smith in Beaufort, NC - one of our favorite marinas. 

Official flag!

Onward we motored and we continued keeping the tide with us so we decided to bypass Swansboro and go all the way to Beaufort. We had wanted to stay just two days and continue our trek north but the weatherman would not cooperate. Winds are predicted to iincrease later in the week and switch to out of the northeast - the worst possible combination in going up the Neuse River. Now it's a wait and see game on the weather. We want a southwest wind at best but anything out of the north doesn't work for us. We may be here a while.

We'll make good use of the free courtesy car on Tuesday! A great feature of Homer Smith.

Pulling into Homer Smith, we took on fuel and had a pumpout. We had heard of the pipeline cyber attack making it inoperable, at least for a while. Fuel may become scarce after a bit so we wanted a full tank. Time for some boat projects.