On the last leg of our planned ICW-portion of the trip, we enjoyed a day of sailing with jib and main up in stiff breezes, arriving in Beaufort, North Carolina, by 2:30 Monday (Day 6).

We intended to stay here 2 nights and then pick up our third crew member, and head offshore to for the second half of our trek to St. Augustine. However, there is a mess of bad weather arriving Thursday, so that has impacted our plans. Thankfully, we were able to extend our stay at this marina another night.

S/V Trident, tied up at our Beaufort marina.

It’s been nice to take long showers, walk around, bike into town, and do laundry after a week on the boat. It’s shorts and t-shirts weather here right now, which is a treat. Yesterday we did boat chores. Today, re-provisioning. Thursday, hunker. Friday, we’ll likely leave Beaufort and head south. Unfortunately the bad weather offshore persists, so we will need to spend a couple more days on the ICW. Perhaps to Southport, the next major inlet from the ocean. We’ll have to see what the weather looks like early next week.

Calm before the storms.

2 thoughts on “Beaufort.”

  1. OMGOSH – thinking about you with all the wind and rain. We had a lot here in central Florida but it’s sunny today. Jacksonville and Augustine are getting hit as I type this but by tomorrow it should be cleared up. Hope you are safe.

    I know you are heading to St. Augustine next. The tour of lights opens this Saturday night – its SOOOOO worth seeing. It’s rated one of the top ten in the US by National Geographic. There are trolley rides starting at 6 pm that take you through the town.

    If you are looking for restaurants, Collage is fabulous! Best restaurant in St. Augustine but hard to get into (only 14 tables):

    Or try the ‘The Reef’ up on the north island for lunch (fabulous ocean views):

    A good English Bar is The Chatsworth Pub – fabulous bar food and atmosphere:

    Or try ‘The TIni Martini Bar’ – it’s all they serve….

    Hope you have fun in St. Augustine – one of my favorite places! Safe Sailing.

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