Although we continue to watch Katia with concern things are slowly getting back to normal here at the New Bern Grand Marina. There was only minor damage to the docks and with the exception of one ramp it has been repaired. The Hilton Hotel has had a large crew working on the water damage. The carpets in several areas have been removed. A large quantity of fans continues to try to reduce the humidity in the hotel.
The New Bern area is also getting back to normal but the damage is still quite evident. Almost everyone has power back and the roads have been cleared. I went food shopping yesterday with Gail and Jim (Gail Force.) The stock in the food stores appears back to normal. I understand from the local news that some of the areas close by are still in a bit of a pickle. Apparently the road between New Bern and Oriental is still closed. I presume it is either flooding or there is a bridge out.
The weather has finally turned cool - in the 60's at night which makes for great sleeping and in the low 80's during the day. Now I have to get off my butt and starting doing the work on Reboot that was my primary reason for coming to New Bern in the first place.
Fair winds and following seas.
Roger J Jones s/v Reboot
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