Category Archives: Florida to Virginia

Day 27. Great (Not so) Dismal Swamp State Park

   When I was a teenager my father bought me a moth class sailing dinghy and two years later I built one of these craft myself. The moth class originated in Elizabeth City in 1929 and this morning we visited … Continue reading

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Day 25. Elizabeth City NC, Easter Sunday

Left the Alligator River Marina at 7.30am in grey conditions but little wind. Albemarle Sound has a formidable reputation because it is shallow and when the wind opposes the tidal current it piles up making it tough boating. Today was … Continue reading

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Day 25. Alligator River Marina

  We stayed put in the Alligator River on Easter Saturday morning as the winds turned Northerly at 20 knots which is not what we wanted to cross the shallow Albemarle Sound. So a somewhat lazy time at anchor under the … Continue reading

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Day 23.  Alligator River off the Albemarle Sound, NC

Departed the Belhaven free dock at 7.45 just after a heavy shower and just before another. The rain stayed with us till 11am then cleared to a fine but windy day. Spent over two hours traversing the Pamlico River Alligator … Continue reading

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Day 22.  Belhaven, North Carolina.

Craig’s dog Merlin was originally from the Cocos and Turk Isles in the Caribbean and has adapted to life in New York City and on the yacht. Another 8am departure from Oriental in millpond conditions that held all the way … Continue reading

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Day 21.  Oriental, North Carolina

Departed Dudley’s Marina at 8.15am after shower delighting in a much warmer day. It only got down to 12 degrees C overnight. Photo below shows why we have to concentrate and keep ourselves in the channel. The fisherman is 200 … Continue reading

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Day 20. Swansboro layover

     Last nights photo does seem a bit hazy (out of focus?) and so was our recollection apart from enjoying a really special impromptu night with our new friends. From the left are Linda and Ralph from Mazel Tug … Continue reading

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