Saturday, March 12, 2016

Moving On Northward

We left Beaufort, SC around 10:30. Yes, we had a great afternoon and morning in this great town. We had wonderful ice cream at Sweet Treats. Some of us had a light dinner at Panini's on the Waterfront. And, we all had the opportunity to do laundry! YAY! Clean clothes day. Beaufort is a great place to spend the afternoon.

Today, we had an interesting example of the power of AIS- Automatic Identification System. Our ship name is broadcasted out in the general area, as are all the other ships so equipped. We were called by a tug with a barge coming around a tight corner in a narrow, dredged channel. He told us his intentions, and he asked us about our intentions. Ah, Dear Readers, we know the Law of Mass Tonnage. In other words, big ships ALWAYS have the right of way! We offered to stand by until he negotiated the corner. Good day on the water.

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