Mon Tiki Seeks Crew: Norfolk to Beaufort and Points South
Mon Tiki is tied in Norfolk. I am back in Montauk. The most difficult part of the trip is done.
Mon Tiki seeking ride-along crew for safety and companionship for the trip from Norfolk though the ICW to Beaufort NC and then on down the coast to points south.
The hope is to depart Norfolk on or around 12/18 and hope to arrive in Beaufort NC on or around 12/22. We are not in a hurry. If the wind’s behind us, we’ll sail. If there’s no wind at all, we’ll motor. If the wind’s in our face, we’ll hold up in a creek and wait for it to change to a different direction. Come for a day, or over night, or longer with we are simpatico. Step off when it stops being fun.
You needn’t be a seasoned sailor, in fact you needn’t be a sailor at all. Some modest ability to withstand occasional boredom or discomfort might be helpful.
Mon Tiki’s interior is only partially fitted out so expect very basic accommodations. There is a stove/oven for cooking and a heater to make the cabins warm if the cold becomes unpleasant. Bring a sleeping bag or plan to buy a cheap one from Wal-Mart before we shove off.
The only expectation (beyond being pleasant company) is that you provide your own transportation to and from where you step onto and off of Mon Tiki, and that you contribute to your share of provisions. I have simple tastes so it won’t cost you any more to eat on board Mon Tiki than it does to eat at home, and probably less.
The Virginia/North Carolina portion of the Intra-Coastal Waterway is both sheltered and beautiful. You won’t regret making this trip.