Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Off to the Races

North Carolina Challenge Route

We are all doing the WaterTribe North Carolina Challenge this weekend.  Paul's written a bit about it on his blog  'Dawn Patrol'.

Follow-along!  My SPOT tracking is here
Paul (DancesWithSandyBottom) and Alan (SOS) tracking is here

And you can follow along on the race websites tracking map here and any discussion on the forum here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cedar Island to Atlantic

--by DWSB

There was more practice today for the WaterTribe NC Challenge: kayakers SandyBottom, TwinSpirit, JayBird, and Rambler scouted routes among the islands between Pamlico Sound and Core Sound.

Route:  Driftwood Campground's boat ramp into Cedar Island Bay, out Beach Creek into Pamlico Sound, past Hog Island and tiny Chain Shot Island to Harbor Island,  and then SW on Core Sound to Atlantic, NC. 

From the Driftwood Campground/Motel  to  Atlantic, NC

A Three Hour Tour

Arrival at 1:00pm

Early reports suggested that a welcoming committee of post-Irene mosquitos greeted the kayakers, picked them up off the water, and air-lifted them ashore for "lunch".  

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Beaufort to Cedar Island


SandyBottom is on the water this weekend with friends practicing for the WaterTribe NC Challenge (NCC).  The 2011 NCC will start at 7am on Friday September 30.

Late night start on Taylor Creek after shuttling cars,  
Camping off Brown's Island,  
Early morning progress up Core Sound

As of 8:40 this morning they are 20 nautical miles from a great seafood dinner at the Driftwood Restaurant on Cedar Island.  Looks like a beautiful day on Core Sound.

There are currently 3 weather stations on the west shores of Core Sound

Update:   3:30pm arrival at the Driftwood Campground dock and boat ramp.

Arrival at the Driftwood

Route from Beaufort to Cedar Island