The plan was to start at Oriental, go through the Harlowe canal, then on to Shakelford banks, camp out, then return to Oriental by way of the intercostal. We had to cut the trip short (turning around at the airport near Beaufort) because I developed a structural crack in my port ama which made more adventurous sailing dangerous. We patched it (thanks to DogsLife) with some plumber’s glue, added some extra lashing to hold the ama on, and limped back to Oriental through the Intercostal. All in all, we did manage most of the trip.

The video below shows the Harlowe Canal part of our trip.

I’ll post another video later on that shows what is going on with my amas and the loaner amas that are being shipped to me.