TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 59 NM
DOCKED AT: DOWRY CREEK MARINA
ICW MILE MARKER: 132
SUNRISE: 6:22 SUNSET: 7:49
HIGH: 77 LOW: 68
TODAY’S BRIDGES: 1
1. CUNNINGHAM BRIDGE
We were presented with a glorious rainbow as we made ready to pass through the Cunningham Bridge opening immediately after leaving our dock in New Bern. A just reward after the morning’s downpour!
Our government’s presence was felt as we sighted military jets from the nearby Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station and watched a Coast Guard boat zoom by us.
|AWESOME AND FAST MILITARY JET SOARING ABOVE|
|USCG ZOOMING THE WATERS TO KEEP US SAFE|
The landscape is really changing and we are seeing corps of tall pine trees now, long gone are the palms and cypress weeping with Spanish moss.
|NOW WE ARE SEEING THE TOWERING PINES|
The skies became threateningly dark and muddled with ominous clouds but we managed to stay out of the severe weather and experienced only showers during our day’s travels. What we did experience during the evening was a severe invasion of obnoxious bugs. They looked much like mosquitoes, swarmed like gnats but didn’t bight. They did, however, arrive by the millions. Silly us had our windows and doors opened, enjoying the evenings cool breezes, and the lights on. It was an invitation that they couldn’t refuse and we were soon inundated with their masses. Doors closed! Lights off! Vacuum at work! Once we reached an acceptable level of eradication, we retreated to the bug-less comfort of our air-conditioned staterooms.
|AWE INSPIRING SKIES|