Current Position: Longitude 76.39.968W Latitude 34.23.729N (Sloop Creek Anchorage (Topsail Island)).
Miles travelled: 51
Weather: Sunny, breezy, chilly, high 50s
Highlights: Left early (6:15) in order to time the tides with the bridges. Went through Camp LeJeune around noon - they had live-fire exercises scheduled, and we expected opening only between 1-2, but they finished early, so we sailed on through. Long wait at the bridge on the west end, however - guess they didn't get the message about the early ending. Dropped anchor around 5:30 - took several attempts before the anchor would set. Shrimp pasta tonight for dinner - yum yum. Bought fresh yesterday from Homer Smith at $4.25 per pound (de-headed).