C'est la Vie is a 1966 Charlie Morgan 34.

Her home port is Everglades City, FL. Our typical cruising area is Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys, the Southeastern Atlantic Seaboard, and the Bahamas. We are C'est la Vie's third owners and purchased her in 2005. We continue to maintain and update this classic vessel. Please post any questions or comments about C'est la Vie or our travels via the comment links below.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oriental, NC again

We left our anchorage in Silver Lake and again anticipated sailing back to Oriental. We passed the dredge Merrit in the channel and got ready to sail. The winds were even more fluky than they were coming to the island.    We did hoist the main but it didn’t last very long.  We put on Otto and he did a super job of steering us back to Oriental.  We thought we’d anchor in the same place as before.  When we arrived to the anchorage we realized that most of the shimp boats were gone.  It looked so empty.
I didn’t do the best job as skipper while Jeff was readying the anchor.  We really were too close to another little sailboat.  A cape dory with a folding dinghy.  The owner was a grumpy old man.  He didn’t yell at us but just glared.  Then when that proved to not work he put fenders out all along the side of his boat that was facing us.  Jeff put out a second anchor and we swung on it for a while as a storm was looking like it wanted to form right on top of us.

 I took the dinghy in to meet Muriel at the pool.  As is their custom,  the Lovett’s left after us in the morning and arrived way earlier than us in the afternoon.  The pool was still a wonderful treat I also took a shower and scrubbed.  3 or 4 more like that and I might begin to feel like all the salt, sweat and sunscreen has been washed off!  The storm dissipated and I drove Origami back to pick up Jeff.

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