Way too late to get started.
So, this morning, we finally slipped the dock lines just before 9:00. We motored into familiar territory, then unfamiliar territory, then totally foreign waters, complete with confusing markers, strange routes and boats.
Lots of boats.
Then, just before we were making the final push into the channel that leads to the ocean, the thunderstorm hit. We turned tail, and ran to a side of the channel where we dropped anchor and waited it out. After it left us, it was too late to make the passage to Cape Lookout, so we found a little nook to anchor in off of the ICW at a place called Sugarloaf. Hopefully a good choice, as we are across a waterway from the terminal. I would hate to get blown into a container ship in the middle of the night.
On the other hand, I have enough of a signal to make a hotspot, so I get to update everyone. I don't expect the same in Cape Lookout, and we might stay as long as a week, so this may be all you get for a while. I'll continue to post offline and upload when circumstances permit.