I love sailing to Ocracoke- it has to be my favorite destination with our boat. We had planned to sail there last weekend but of course the wind would not cooperate, so we went to New Bern. Then earlier this week it looked like Ocracoke would be possible this weekend. Ha! No way! The wind has been blowing out of the north for two days now and the water level in the marina here is very, very high. Just in case my non-sailer readers don’t know, Ocracoke is north of here in the Pamlico Sound. It has been blowing 25-35 knots all weekend and that would be on our boat’s bow. Ideal wind is 10-15 knots from the south or 5-10 from the west. The sound is also very shallow, so waves from the north would be steep and the boat would crash down several times a minute–hard on the boat and on human bodies. So once again we have been foiled! But I do want to make that trip before the end of the year—so we shall see!