In a triumph of persistence and foolhardiness, we managed to fulfill an all-summer ambition, by attending an Edenton Yacht Club party 24 miles east of Edenton's near Columbia, NC. Rob managed to get out of his weekend on-call, the forecast thunderstorms on Saturday mostly went elsewhere, the rockin' and rollin' the Albemarle Sound is notorious for did keep us from being bored on the trip over, the gathering was grand, we spent a very comfortable starlit night at anchor, and woke up at dawn to the world's most glorious calm day for today's trip home. Quite an excellent trip. Now back to construction chores! Photos on my Facebook page (Mimi Reiheld) if you like.