Today was a straight line between Morehead City and here. I was about 9 miles from the coast at maximum. I left Beaufort at dawn with a bunch of southbound boats. Most headed south around Cape Fear. By midday as forecast it was calm. Very relaxed trip at 8 knots. I got in to the inlet about 3:45 and anchored here. Nice quiet spot, lots of locals visiting the beaches.
Tomorrow I think I’m going to take a side trip up the Cape Fear River to visit Wilmington. Weather is forecast to be sunny and calm for the next few days, with daytime highs in the mid 20s. I sort of rushed through this area last time through, so am going to explore a bit.