Last night I anchored out at the junction of East and South Lakes at the north end of the Alligator river (where it meets the Albermarle Sound). The Sound was a very pleasant ride and I had the jib out almost the whole way. The picture above was my view last night. The anchor (35lb Bruce) held like, well, and anchor, didn’t budge all night. The water was so calm I could have been in a marina.
Today I went through the Pongo-Aligator River Canal, 25 miles of straight and narrow. Half way through I noticed I had less than 1/4 tank of fuel left, ALWAYS FUEL BEFORE GOING INTO THE CANAL! I through out the anchor right in the middle of the canal and re-fueled from the Jerry can. Funny, I was discussing this very thing with Rick (from NY) just the other day. He explained how to siphon gas from a Jerry can into the boat without sucking on the hose, seal the opening of the Jerry can with a cloth and blow into it. It worked so fast I didn’t think it was working, until I looked at the empty can. Got back under way and had no problems getting to Belhaven.