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.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sharing the ICW with gun boats

We are motorsailing north bound in the ICW along Camp Lejune.  The military is engaging in live fire exercises so we were delayed at the Onslow Beach Bridge for an hour.

While waiting at the bridge a frantic call to the Coast Guard from MV Bobcat came through.  Bobcat stated they were off shore and bullets are raining down upon him.  The call went out to check fire and a navy patrol boat made contact with a shaken crew that had managed to slip into the restricted area. 
We resumed our travels when the bridge opened at 15:00.  Less than a mile from the bridge we passed 4 of the gun boats in the image.

We are now nearly clear of Lejune and plan to anchor in Swansboro.  If all goes well we will arrive in Beaufort, NC by midday tomorrow.


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