Last days in North Carolina


April 21,22

We cast off from the marina on the Yeopim River at 6:45, and headed back into the Albemarle Sound.  The winds were much better than the previous day and we only had about 1 foot waves.


We reached the entrance marker for the Pasquotank River at 09:55, which is also near mile marker 70 on the ICW. Our  3 day Western side trip on the Albemarle had concluded and we were going North again.   Between mile 60 and 55 we saw this strange building we later learned it is a Blimp Hangar.


At mile 51- we reached Elizabeth City—and here are some  of the sites.








We passed  through the swing bridge at 12:10



and  continued up river through a  rickety looking railway bridge and then on  to Lamb’s Marina at mile 47.2, arriving at 12:35.



Once we were settled and docked, we borrowed the car and  Andy, myself and Ann of Morningstar II went into Elizabeth City for some provisions.  We later joined Ann and Mel for docktails.

Friday morning, Andy made pancakes, Ann and Mel came over for breakfast we continued visiting and Andy showed some of the highlights of Georgian Bay and the North Channel.

IMG_5895  Following breakfast, Andy caught the cleaning “bug” after watching Mel dinghy around his boat cleaning the hull of their 45 foot Carver Voyager, which reminds us  of our other boat at home but this one is 8  feet longer.IMG_5897


We had to do the same—Andy in our dinghy and me holding the lines, so he could clean the bow & starboard side- he was able to clean the port side from the dock.

For dinner we went up to the Dockside Grill at the marina and had the Friday night special-  Prime Rib.  It was outstanding, and they had horseradish- just the way I like it—Hot!

Here’s our group Mel & Ann from Morning Star II, and  gold loopers Marian & Mike, from Midas Touch. IMG_5903

Following dinner we went  back to Morning Star II for docktails and more boat talk.  It started to rain at about 9:00 and it is still raining.

Earlier today we decided to spend a second night at Lambs,  and I’m glad we did our dinner was fantastic.  We plan to leave  by  9:00 in the  morning  so we can make the  second  opening (11:00 a.m) of the South Mills Lock.

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