November 24, 2023 Southport, NC

During our week-long stay here we have noticed that this town is very big on Christmas, with considerable decor up well before Thanksgiving. Walking to town today we learned that Black Friday is also a very big deal here. The town, restaraunts, and shops were flooded with people. Santa was spotted with Mrs. Claus. It was surprising after a quiet week here. 

Yesterday we decided to put together a mini-feast for Thanksgiving, so we biked to the Food Lion and picked up a small turkey breast and some stuffing mix. We watched some of the National Dog Show online - a tradition! Myles baked bread, which filled the boat with heavenly scent.

The plan is to leave here Sunday morning and sail offshore to Charleston. We have an extra person joining us as crew, a former colleague and avid sailor.