TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 0 NM
DOCKED AT: PORTSIDE MARINA IN MOREHEAD CITY, NC ($1.22 /FT W/P OVERALL) THE SECOND NIGHT WAS DISCOUNTED AND THEY HAVE A FREE WASHER AND DRYER TOO
SUNRISE: 6:49 AM IN MOREHEAD CITY, NC SUNSET: 4:58 PM
HIGH: 72 LOW: 55
Well, the wind started around midnight and reached its apex around 5:00 AM, ushering in a short but intense rain storm. Thankfully Dan had done a superb job securing Quest and we rode out the blow just fine. The clouds seemed to hover off in the distance all day but by early evening they were encroaching into our space. After dark the winds returned and began buffeting us from the north. No problem for us though as we had done our laundry in their free machines, done a walk about the waterfront, visited the hardware store and found a bakery for some treats.
|DARK SKIES HOVER OVER THE MARINA WHILE |
MR. PELICAN OVERSEES ALL
|THE CLOUD COVER CREATES A SPECTACULARLY |
COLORFUL EVENING AS THE SUN BEGINS IT DESCENT
The infamous pirate “Blackbeard” (Edward Teach) haunted these waters in his flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge. The remains of the ship were discovered in the waters just off Fort Macon State Park in 1996, substantiating the stories that it went aground near here.
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