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The end of February is a fine time to leave North Carolina by water.  COLD this year, but fine.  Weather keeps us and our little vessel “inside” to putt along the Intracoastal waterway.  This is not my favorite, as I would, by far, rather sail the east coast from one inlet to another.  Quiet, overnight sails are so much more pleasurable.  I enjoy a moonlit overnight watch at the helm. So, we race south to get out of the cold, but it follows.  Even with the cockpit enclosure, we wear layers of clothing and warm up when we anchor with a hot shower and warm dinner. At Little River, SC we decided to take a marina dock for a night to plug in a heater.  We hailed a marina, but there was no response.  After a few attempts, a lady … Continued