Spring mess-about and cruise
Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:34 PM
Next spring, let's plan to get together for a mess-about and cruise somewhere. Maybe to Cape Lookout or just Shackleford banks. Any thoughts on this? Where would be a good place to launch from? The ramps around Beaufort are too crowded with powerboats on weekends. We could cruise out friday evening or saturday morning and get back sunday afternoon. Sleep on the boats or camp among the dunes. Maybe get together for a cookout on the beach Saturday evening?
Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:22 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:41 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:11 PM
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:56 PM
Would many kids come? We could have a scavenger hunt and some games for them (adults too). Skits and stories around the campfire? I could organize those activities. I would love for it to be a family friendly event..
Keep the ideas coming, y'all!
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:10 PM
Instead of an organized cookout, how about each boat bring something to grill or cook, and share with others. I would likely sleep on the boat, but a site that could accommodate a fire and some tents would be ideal.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:24 PM
I'll have to find out what the rules are at cape Lookout. I think you can camp in the dunes.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:16 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:26 PM
Another idea is circumnavigation of Roanoke. Or ripping up core sound.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:42 AM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:14 AM
Chick, I had my 17 at Cape Lookout while back. It was a really good camping trip. Put in at Harker's Island and sailed out following the channel. Spent the first night right at the lighthouse and if you've never been bitten by a bug this THE PLACE to make up for lost ground. The rest of the week we tented on the beach at the Hook. My kids have fond memories of that trip. Drinking water can be an issue as you probably know. There's none to be had. I would be very interested in doing something like that. You could also consider making a base at Neuse River camp ground and making day trips i.e. New Bern, Oriental. There's some very nice sailing to be had on the Neuse. Another nice trip I remember doing with TSCA was from Atlantic across to the banks. I don't need to remind you that if the wind pipes up there's nowhere to hide there. PeterP
There are many places on the back side of Shackleford Banks in which to sail in semi protected areas if the winds are too intense and even layover and explore with all of these types boats with shallow water beaches if the winds gets up. There are plenty of bugs too, but that time of year is much better than mid summer time. The trip to the cape and down the main channel to the cape creates some challenges in the wrong wind and tides even though its a short distance for the real restricted area.
The Wade Shore comes to mind and also allows everyone to walk across the dune line and to the ocean beachfront if desired. Just to the west there is an area with some restroom facilities too, which is possible and a feature that is a plus in that area.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:11 PM
I don't know anything about the ramp at Atlantic. Would that be a possible launching spot for several boats? I guess the sound could be rough anywhere north of Harker's Island.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:26 PM
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:36 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:02 PM
Like Oyster said, there is lots of room behind shack, and a camping area near the bathrooms for you beach cruiser types, and we sleep-a-boards can anchor out from the shore a bit and have no buggy problem. It's true---I've done it lots of times. If y'all are good, I'll show you the perfect place---but ya gotta keep it a secret from the Jetski types!!!
Awww, let's not fret about it---it's all good. Keep it going guys---keep dreamin' of that soft summer breeze---hey, sounds like a good name for my new CS-20 Mk 2.
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