The day was finally here. After all of our hard work and planning we were now about to take our maiden voyage home. We gave ourselves plenty of time to make this trip, 8 days to cover the 220 or so nautical mile trip home. We decided early on that we would take the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), although not completely. We had just bought a sailboat and wanted to sail her. As many of you know there is not much room to sail on many parts of the ICW. Our route planning had to include sailing. We were going to sail up through the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and take the Virginia Cut portion of the ICW to Norfolk.
This is what the first few days looked like, but we made the best of it!!!
The second day was even worse, white caps in the Oriental anchorage
Englehard, NC!!! Leg one complete