Saturday, April 20, 2019

Last night in Southport

View from the Creech porch
While here we met up with the Harbor Hosts of Southport, Robert and Kay Creech. Their house sits on the little road folks walk passed on their way to town, facing the water. He invited us to stop by, chat a bit, and take in the view.

Turns out there was a small fair going on in town. Between rain storms we took a walk to see the sights. Southport has a cute downtown, with eateries and shopping -- everything but groceries (which is the only drawback to the place). We were pretty well provisioned for the three days so that didn't bother us.

Vendors at the fair -- decent day, as it turned out
The wind was the biggest part of the storms. But we barely moved in the marina. Quite unlike the last storm in Charleston.

After the worst of the storms passed (leaving still blustery and colder days) we took the time to catch up on some chores. We cleaned the boat (which it sorely needed) and added marks on the fender lines. A bit of colorful whipping that symbolized "water line" would help the deckhand know where to set the fenders as we pulled into a dock. 

Whipping some lines, side by side
We head out tomorrow for Topsail, then onto Morehead City where we'll spend a couple of nights. That stop is largely for the dogs -- not only should Savannah get her eye recheck but both due for annual vaccines.

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