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Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
35° 40.345' N 76° 5.531' W 08 Dec 2016 16:20 2.6 None None Off again at sunrise. Motored 47 miles to the Alligator River where we dropped the hook in a good anchorage just north of the Alligator Pungo Canal. Good holding.
36° 20.9' N 75° 56.95' W 07 Dec 2016 12:15 3.0 None None After listing all night like I was on the set of the 1960's Batman TV show I did a short run to Coinjunk. Had a nice restful night there tied to the dock and a nice prime rib dinner with a nice merlot. Off again in the morning.
36° 36.6' N 76° 3.08' W 06 Dec 2016 15:00 0.0 0.0 0 Left Norfolk Yacht Club anchorage at sunrise. A miserable cold and rainy day. Motored into the beginning of the Intercostal Waterway and took the Virginia Cut route - the only one. Went under many bridges both fixed and draw. Had to wait in the rain for 30 minutes for one to open as well as went through a lock. Solstice's first lock. Anchored in the mouth of an inlet at Pungo Ferry Road Bridge. Very shallow about 9 feet of water. About 21:00 the wind shifted to the SE to the West - Solstice rotated and found comfort on the mud bank on the northern side of the river mouth. She healed slightly to about a 10 degree list. That's where she stayed all night as it was dark and blowing and nothing could be done until morning. Fortunately it was a mud bottom and her rudder was never aground. Come morning when there was a lull in the wind and a little extra throttle Solstice powered forward and slid through the mud back into deeper water. An anchorage I won't go to again, But all is well.
36° 54.422' N 76° 18.641' W 05 Dec 2016 15:30 4.2 None None Left Hampton at midday to connect with my friends aboard Totem. Anchored outside the Norfolk Yacht Club. We'll leave from here tomorrow to start our trip down the ICW. Hopefully warmer weather awaits further south.
37° 1.48' N 76° 20.446' W 03 Dec 2016 15:30 3.6 None None Moored at the Hampton Public Pier. A little challenge getting into the slip with short fingers and pilings to tie to with a tidal current. But we had a good landing as we didn't hit anything. John will leave from here. It's nice to be close to town. Went out and had a great Rockfish dinner then watched the ACC Championship game. GO HOKIES!!! Damn they lost. And we drank too much beer. An extra night here perhaps.

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Vessel Particulars

Name: Solstice

Length: 14.0

Draft: 2.0

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