New Great Grand-daughter

Emmalee
Emmalee

New great granddaughter today – Emmalee Anna Pearl Howard. She was born at 10:27 am. She weighed 7 lbs 7 oz, 20 inches long and had a 14 inch head.

 

On another note; I learned how to make skillet pizza today.

Skillet pizza
Skillet pizza

Not as exciting as a new granddaughter, but it was fun and it tasted good.

New Car

See what happens when let a man shop for your car.

Pink Kia Spectra 5
Pink Kia Spectra 5

I told Rich at the least it should have been a Pink Cadillac; so he started calling it my Pink Kia-illac. It runs good and there’s no rust, but it could stand a new paint job and maybe a set of black eyelashes.

 

Headed to Lookout Bight

We’ve been wanting to anchor at Lookout Bight for awhile. It is our last leg to Deaton’s and the weather is right for anchoring in the bight. So we headed out for the night.

Good Signs Motor Yacht
Good Signs Motor Yacht

We were passed again by this good looking motor yacht and so I called him and he told me that it was a ‘one design’ built of steel and designed for offshore travel,,, which made me ask him why is he in the ICW?

Steel motor yacht
Steel motor yacht

 

 

 

 

 

Beaufort Channel
Beaufort Channel

When we got to Beaufort NC the harbor was covered with fishing boats. This is just a few of the 50 or so that we had to go through.

Bow Victor
Bow Victor

This big guy also had to navigate through the crowds of fisherman. He’s a tanker and riding empty, I wonder what type of products he’s going to PU in Beaufort? It’s amazing but you can look up these large vessels on the internet. There are several sites that provide information about the vessel, as well as their current location and destination. This some of the info on Bow Victor “Vessel named “BOW VICTOR”, registered with IMO number 8416322 and MMSI 257873000 is She is currently sailing under the flag of . She was built in 1986. This is the link to the site I perused Bow Victor.

Tug pushing the stern
Tug pushing the stern

Before they could get him to the dock they had to turn him 180 degrees. Then they gently pushed him up against the dock. By the next day he was riding about 5 feet lower in the water as they filled him up.

Tug pushing the bow
Tug pushing the bow
Snow Goose at anchor Lookout Bight
Snow Goose at anchor Lookout Bight

After a short jaunt to the outer banks, we anchored for our last night in the Lookout Bight. I like this picture and caught the light house just as the light came on! We spent the day shelling on the outside of the island and Anna found a bonanza of shells. She brought back a full bag of shells.

Moon glowing before dark.
Moon glowing before dark.

Just before sunset, we had a full moon rise over the island  and it was still daylight.

The last day to Lookout Bight

Tower, house??
Tower, house??

Is it a 2 bedroom ranch or a medieval tower?

 

 

 

 

Ocean going trawler
Ocean going trawler

 

We were passed again by this good looking motor yacht and so I called him and he told me that it was a ‘one design’ built of steel and designed for offshore travel,,, which made me ask him why is he in the ICW?When we got to Beaufort NC the harbor was covered with fishing boats.

Mosquitos in the river way.
Mosquitos in the river way.

This is just a few of the 50 or so fishing boats, we had to go through.

 

 

Cargo ship being pushed by a tug.
Tanker ship being pushed by a tug.

 

This big guy also had to navigate through the crowds of fisherman.

 

 

Tanker Ship
Tanker Ship

 

 

 

He’s a tanker and riding empty, I wonder what type of products he’s going to PU in Beaufort?

Tanker Ship with tug on bow.
Tanker Ship with tug on bow.

Before they could get him to the dock they had to turn him 180 degrees. Then they gently pushed him up against the dock. By the next day he was riding about 5 feet lower in the water as they filled him up.

Tugboat
Tugboat

 

As we reached the ocean we were passed by this tug.

 

 

Dredger at entrance to the river.
Dredger at entrance to the harbor.

 

They were dredging the harbor entrance.

 

 

Snow Goose at the bight.
Snow Goose at the bight.

 

After a short jaunt to the outer banks, we anchored for our last night in the Lookout Bight. I like this picture and caught the light house just as the light came on! We spent the day shelling on the outside of the island and Anna found a bonanza of shells. She brought back a full bag of shells. 

Full Moon
Full Moon

Just before sunset, we had a full moon rise over the island  and it was still daylight.

Just another day in paradise.