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Carteret County

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  • Day18

    Beaufort, North Carolina

    June 13, 2016 in the United States

    We needed to come to Beaufort to do some things for mom and dad, but it also meant that we got to see Zeke! We met him out at Camp Albermarle where he's the aquatics director, and he skipped a meeting so that he could take us out on a sunfish. He ended up letting me sail it, and it was SO much fun. I only capsized once in the very beginning, don't worry! ;) We then went to the famous Dank Burrito and all three got the cajun fried mahi burrito, which was incredible. Great, quick stop!Read more

  • Day4

    Enfin la mer

    March 3, 2017 in the United States

    Ce soir on se gâte, très beau Inn au bord de l'eau, on se repose du voyage 😎

  • Day16

    Mit Auto und Fähre zur Wiege des Fluges

    May 25, 2017 in the United States

    Für heute steht der erste reine Autofahrtag an. Ziel sind ist Kill Devil Hills auf den Outer Banks. Das ist der Ort, an dem die Gebrüder Wright das erste mal mit einem von ihnen gebauten Flugzeug abgehoben sind. Die Winde auf der Insel eignen sich wohl besonders gut dafür. Davon haben wir nun nicht so viel gemerkt, aber ich greife vor.

    Um auf die Outer Banks zu kommen kann man ja eine ganze Weile im Landesinneren nach Norden fahren und dann nach Osten abbiegen und eine Brücke nehmen. Das ist zwar nicht gerade landschaftlich hübsch, aber den Weg schlägt einem das Navi vor. Wenn man ein wenig recherchiert, findet man heraus, dass es von der Halbinsel Cedar Island eine Fähre auf die Insel Ocracoke gibt und man dort am anderen Ende der Insel eine weitere Fähre auf die Hauptinsel der Outer Banks nehmen kann. Die erste Fähre (ca 2h für die Überfahrt) musste man reservieren. So hatten wir einen der ersten festen Termine für diesen Urlaub: 13:00 in Cedar Island um die Fähre zu bekommen.

    Von unserer Unterkunft in Myrtle Beach war es bis dahin etwa 5 Stunden zu fahren. Und so haben wir uns um sieben auf den Weg gemacht um noch Puffer zu haben. Im Hotel hatten wir eine fast komplett ausgerüstete Küche, sodass wir uns noch mit Sandwiches (guuutes amerikanisches Weißbrot mit Schinken oder Marmelade aus der Spritzflasche) eingedeckt haben und losgefahren sind.

    Es gibt zwar Straßen, die direkt am Wasser lang führen, aber da man dort alle 200m an einer Ampel steht, sind wir dann doch über den Interstate gefahren. Der sieht zwar nicht so schön aus (im Grunde wie eine deutsche Autobahn, nur mit 3-8 Fahrstreifen für eine Richtung und einem ca 50m breiten Grünstreifen zwischen den beiden Fahrbahnen).

    Auf der Halbinsel wurde es dann etwas schöner. Kleine Straßen, viel Grün. Am Rand schon einige kleine Wasserbassins, in denen Schilf wächst. Kurz vor der Fähre sind wir dann wieder auf Wohnmobile mit Brötchenholjeeps getroffen 🤦‍♂️.

    Fährüberfahrt war unspektakulär. Es gab Wifi, man konnte sich aufs obere Deck setzen und am Tisch spielen. Draußen war es super windig, da musste ich schon aufpassen, dass der neu erworbene Hut nicht sofort wieder wegfliegt.

    Auf Ocracoke selbst war dann nicht viel zu tun. Von der Fähre runter, 10km geradeaus und auf die nächste Fähre warten. Ich habe mich verzweifelt nach einer Tankstelle umgeschaut, weil ich vermutet habe, dass auf einer Insel, auf die alles per Schiff gebracht werden muss, vielleicht halbwegs europäische Benzinpreise zu finden sind. Leider hab ich keine gesehen.

    Dafür verlief die Straße so zwischen den Dünen, dass man auf der gesamten Fahrt NICHTS vom Meer gesehen hat. Stattdessen war die halbe Straße durch den Wind so sandig, dass wir schon befürchtet haben, gleich über ein von einem deutschen Touristen hingelegtes Handtuch zu fahren.

    Die zweite Überfahrt war nur etwa 45 Minuten lang und so unspektakulär, dass wir nicht mal das Auto verlassen haben.

    In Hatteras angekommen standen dann nur noch ca 2 weitere Stunden im Auto an. Nach einem sehr enttäuschenden Abendessstop bei Wendy's (bei zwei Burgern 3 Sachen zu vermasseln ist schon beeindruckend) und einem Platzregenschauer haben wir dann endlich das Hotel erreicht, in dem wir zwei weitere Nächte bleiben sollten.
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  • Day295

    Beaufort, NC – Full Circle

    July 11, 2016 in the United States

    Yes, leaving the Caribbean-blue behind and landing in Florida was a momentous occasion but anchoring in the very anchorage we embarked from on our first blue water sail together brought a whole slew of new thoughts and feelings of accomplishment. I couldn’t help but reflect on our journey.
    We left these shores with little expectations except to get to Bermuda then start the Caribbean as far East as possible. We had prepared and stocked our boat to the best of our abilities. We had gizmos and gadgets that worked (maybe not so much towards the end). We had emergency plans. We had us and Gaia. And so we sailed with the unknown ahead and a knowledge that it could…/probably/would get rocky….

    After sailing THOUSANDS of miles (that’s multiple amounts of 1,000!) for 10 months we made a full circle. We were proud. We had overcome adverse circumstances, fears, really big waves, sea serpents, trifling rainbows, unruly groups of friends (as pictured to the right), and wild and untamed fresh fruit from the Leeward & Windward Islands! Good Grief!

    People told us we were brave… but you don’t feel brave when you’re three days out at sea, it’s 2300, and you poke your head out of the companion way hatch to see black walls of water on either side of you and a dark grey sky. You feel small and alone. And once you remember how overbuilt the boat is and how much preparation went into this journey… you smile for a weary second and think ‘Cool!’ before the motion of the boat whirls you around and your aching muscles remind you how sick and tired you are of this.

    We had so many memories now – good bad and funny (see above picture) and they weren’t without cost. Over the years, we gave up countless weekends working to the midnight hour at times. We gave up comforts of living on land, we gave up having a savings account, heck, we gave up our jobs to pursue this agenda of life. And we were blessed to have friends help us along over the years. It was an entire community who encouraged and inspired us; who worked on Gaia with us and toyed around the Boston harbor with us. Even our families didn’t fight our love of the ocean but gave us warm hugs and wished us well… (for the most part…I’m looking at you Dad! – but you did come around).

    Yes, when the anchor was well-driven into the muddy bed in Beaufort, NC, I took in the surroundings with a new perspective and it was great.

    Once we had our moment of, “we’re back”, we opened up beers, jumped into the dinghy, and dinghy-ed over to a floating concert. Near a sandbar, a dozen poorly-anchored motor boats clustered around a stationary barge with a full reggae band playing. A bud light gripped tightly in every hand, drunken girls yelling about pointless things, grown men with beer bellies talking about fishing or doing backflips off transoms, and a goofy smile on everyones face – it was a beautiful summer day in Beaufort, NC.

    11 July 2016 marked our one year anniversary as a married couple. We spent the day perusing local shops, eating at Clawsons, and settling down in a coffee shop to get wifi. We made a reservation at a nice restaurant on the water then returned to our boat to write our vows….

    It may seem a bit late to write vows one year after the fact…. for some people… but for us it was just right. The night before our wedding day we were both tired and realized neither of us had taken the time to sit down and write out some heartfelt promises. So we jointly decided to punt on it… and in the ceremony we honored the traditional Lutheran liturgy and recited a version of what my parents and my parents’ parents vowed on their wedding days. I also found out the first year anniversary should be commemorated with paper… (seems odd to me… considering the properties of paper and its ability to be torn in half or easily tossed into the trash) but we bought a pad of sketch paper and wrote our vows of marriage on that paper, thereby keeping that silly tradition alive for us.

    Our late night dinghy ride back to the boat. Dolled up and all, I can still operate the dink and climb my transom.
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  • Day19

    Out for a boat ride

    August 22, 2015 in the United States

    I head out to Brad and Suzanne's house in Harker's Island. I found out about them because Ryan and Angie couchsurfed there and Phil hosted them in Durham. Then to see how cook couchsurfing is I find out that Brittain from Asheville will be staying there as well. Shortly after I get there we head out on the boat to an island that has wild horses. I didn't get to see any, but it was still very pretty.Read more

  • Day21

    Cape Lookout

    August 24, 2015 in the United States

    We got back from the island and I headed straight over to Cape Lookout to see the lighthouse. This is also the first lighthouse I can remember going to. I got a brief and distant look at wild horses and checked out this island.

  • Day71

    Pre Bermuda Thoughts

    November 30, 2015 in the United States

    I learned long ago not to overthink life. It’s not worth the headache and in the end you’ll be sitting on the dock for an eternity thinking through all the ‘what if’s’. Don’t get me wrong, safety and preparation are absolutely paramount. I believe in safety plans, drills, studying forecasts, and being realistic about sailing capabilities but it comes to a point where you’re either willing or not willing to accept the fact that ‘no, you’re NOT in complete control, mother nature is’. Once you pull up the anchor and point the boat out to sea; it’s you, the boat, and ocean.

    Mike has sailed from St. Thomas to Bermuda (solo) and from Bermuda to Cape Cod. He’s also delivered boats across the gulf stream and experienced gale winds (although the Captain on board called it a baby gale). Mike is a strong sailor and handy engineer. I, I’ve done a lot of my sailing around the protected coast near Boston, MA. I can handle sailing Gaia solo but I am susceptible to light seasickness. I can see how Mike was okay with going out to sea for 4-6 days….. but me…. What was I thinking?

    Well firstly, I’m pragmatic. I don’t think I’m afraid as in terrified, but I am concerned and understanding of the WCSs (Worst Case Scenarios). Mike and I share a respect for nature. We’ve both experienced our share of howling winds that knock you down while hiking Mt. Washington, we’ve both been clipped into the side of a rockface hundreds of feet up from ground. Hiking, sailing, and climbing in particular can be sobering and it’s not a sport to jump into with little more than an afterthought. Strategy, knowledge of your gear, contingency plans, and an awareness of changing landscape are ‘must haves’. This is how I approached the 630 nautical mile sail to Bermuda. Of course I was worried, but I know I’m tough, I trust my captain, and I know I trust my boat. And one last thing, I’m the adventurous type. Leading up to the day prior to departure I’d have sudden ‘realizations’ that I’d be sailing into the ocean blue for 4-6 days and it’s like a firework in my heart. I’d start grinning, my eyes would widen, and I’d shake my head in disbelief that I would actually be able to complete something so……. Rad.

    Here’s to all the fireworks that have gone off in the hearts of my fellow hikers, climbers, and sailors.

    And here’s to a safe passage.
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  • Day64

    Beaufort, NC II

    November 23, 2015 in the United States

    Went to the Pirate Museum on a rainy day, where the town actually flooded :( We wore our fouls and took a stroll around town in the downpour then made butternut squash soup and steak for dinner. We also roamed the surrounding islands.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Carteret County, مقاطعة كارتيريت, Картърът, কার্টারেট কাউন্টি, Condado de Carteret, Carteret konderria, شهرستان کارترت، کارولینای شمالی, Comté de Carteret, Carteret megye, Contea di Carteret, カータレット郡, Carteret Kūn, Hrabstwo Carteret, کارٹرٹ کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Carteret, Картерет, Округ Картерет, کارٹریٹ کاؤنٹی، شمالی کیرولائنا, Quận Carteret, Condado han Carteret, 加特利縣

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