The team at the Atlantic Yacht Basin were awesome! Bob and I showed up at 7:30 AM with spare prop in hand, and these guys got us out of the water, prop replaced, and back in the water by 10:30. So the voyage is able to continue.
While repairs were going on, Bill Eisman and I picked breakfast to go at the Lockside Inn right near the Great Bridge Lock. The breakfast was good and the service was quite friendly. We brought it back to the Basin, and by the time we got finished eating it was time to put the boat back in the water.
We departed the boatyard and tied up directly across the channel. There are is a historic park there marking the battlefield for the Bridge. We walked around the park for a bit, before saying goodbye to Bill. He departed us today to return home.
Bob and I restarted our trek back south around one o'clock. We made good time. Bob went ashore in the dinghy in Coinjock to get ice, and we continued on to our anchorage point just south of mile marker 50.
It has been a great trip so far. We are well provisioned for the most part, the exception being adult beverages, shall we say. Our intention is to make Ocracoke tomorrow night. Being a pirate friendly town, we hope to have that situation resolved.