TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 37 NM
DOCKED AT: BEAUFORT DOCKS
ICW MILE MARKER: 204
SUNRISE: 6:29 SUNSET: 7:44
HIGH: 71 LOW: 57
TODAY’S BRIDGES: 1
1. ONSLOW BEACH SWING BRIDGE 240.7
Thankfully, we were able to pull out of Swan Marina during a higher tide and made it without mishap. We watched the morning clam harvesters raking for their crop as we motored along.
|RAKING FOR CLAMS|
Much of our day was spent with Camp Lejunne Military Base flanking both sides of the waterway. In fact, the Onslow beach Swing Bridge is owned and operated by the Marine Corps. We passed by wide clearings where the Marines would practice their amphibious landings and derelict tanks that appeared to be used for artillery targets. Sometimes the waterway here is closed down to boating traffic when the Marines are engaged in live fire training sessions.
|CAMP LEJUNNE MILITARYT TRAINING GROUNDS|
We enjoyed Beaufort (Boe-fort), NC so much last year that we were eager to revisit. This area on the Crystal Coast was a bustling, viable port during the Civil War and the townsfolk have successfully preserved many of the valuable historical homes.
We enjoyed a most scrumptious dinner at the up-scale Blue Moon Bistro the listened to the live music wafting from the Dock House from the comforts of the Quest.