After a successful crossing of the Albemarle Sound yesterday aided by light winds I now find myself hunkered down at a marina in Coinjock North Carolina. Coinjock, which is seemingly in the middle of nowhere, is a popular stop for boats making their way up the eastern seaboard on the Intracoastal Waterway. Here I wait out the strong northeast winds that are buffeting my next crossing which is Currituck Sound. Although not as large as the Albemarle, this body of water has similar risks because it is so open and shallow. With the winds exceeding 20 knots very steep and powerful waves have developed which make it impassible. I'm chomping at the bit to continue and finish off the last 400 miles of Miami2NYC but prudence dictates that I shut it down for the next two days. Light winds are predicted for Friday and I will finish up this segment of the journey and enter the Chesapeake Bay. On the positive side, this forced rest will give my body time to recover and I'll be better prepared for this next segment. Thanks to all who continue to follow and send me words of encouragement!!!