TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 64 NM
DOCKED AT: ($1.50 /FT W/P OVERALL)
SUNRISE: 6:48 AM IN BELHAVEN SUNSET: 4:58 PM IN MOREHEAD CITY, NC
HIGH: 73 LOW: 55
What’s this fog stuff?? Must be fall! We cast off by 7:15 and crept through the lifting shroud as we made our way from Dowry Creek into the Pungo River. The rising sun filtering through the clouds make a stunning sight.
|THE RISING SUN, FILTERING THROUGH THE CLOUDS, REMINDS US OF THE|
ASTOUNDING BEAUTY THAT "MOTHER NATURE" PAINTS FOR OUR BENEFIT
Again we were traveling in a caravan of boats heading south. Predictions for a blow tomorrow are lurking over everyone’s shoulders while each vessel strives to reach its “safe harbor” to ride out the gale. Chatter over the air indicates that some are heading for Oriental (we spent Easter there while heading north last spring) and others are pushing on to Beaufort or Morehead City.
We followed the ICW south from Belhaven, crossed the calm waters (lucky for us) of Pamlico River, worked our past Oriental and the Neuse River, entered the 7 mile Adams Creek Canal and finally crossed the Beaufort Inlet that led us to Morehead City. Along the way we saw evidence of Hurricane Irene’s presence last August where she picked up then dumped sailboats high-and dry on the shore. The classic lines of the shrimper, Capt. Cecil, captured our attention and admiration.
|NOT THE FIRST "HIGH AND DRY" SAILBOAT WE HAVE SEEN|
DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE IN AUGUST
|SHRIMPER CAPT. CECIL|
Denard and his crew met us on the dock at Portside Marina, assisted in securing Quest for tomorrows impending storm and complemented Dan on his boating skills. Once everyone was happy with the amount and positions of the many ropes and fenders, we cleaned up and headed to Floyd’s 1921 for a marvelous southern dinner of house specials, Shrimp and Grits along with their Fried Oyster and Andouille Sausage Gumbo. Simply scrumptious!
|THIS JELLYFISH FLOATED BY TO WELCOME US TO THE MARINA|