Onward Slowly

From the Sailing Blog of S/V Trance

“Monday May 2, at 7:30am we departed Southport Marina along with s/v Revival with a favorable current.

For dinner, pan fried Mahi-Mahi topped with marinated raw tomatoes with red onion and cheesy mashed potatoes.

25 days to go.

Tuesday May 3, Rise and Shine, s/v Revival took this photo of us as they passed by where we are anchored early morning. They stopped at a marina last night.

On the way today, we noticed the voltage regulator was not working. As a result, the engine was not charging batteries. The solar panels and wind generator were still working though. Upon investigation, MacGyver Dan found a broken wire, thus it was an easy fix.

Anchor was dropped for the night near Sugarloaf Island in Morehead City just off the ICW in North Carolina.

Baked meatballs with linguine and a red sauce for dinner.

24 days to go.

Wednesday May 4, arrived in Oriental NC around noon. We were able to get a slip at the Oriental Harbor Marina, nestled between another sailboat and a large trawler.

The world is really that small. As we were sitting at the Tiki bar with a boat here from Alaska, up to us walks Igor! We first met in Reunion Island, October 2021, then saw him again in South Africa. He sailed single handed around the world, even rounded Cape Horn! Igor is originally from Ukraine and he lived in New Jersey.

23 days to go.”

S/V Trance is an IP 420 #92

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