April 14, 2013

April 14, 2013 Day 338
Dowry Creek Marina
Belhaven, NC
Total miles to date: 5702.8

This is the River Dunes club house in Oriental, NC.
We took this photo right before we left today.
We traveled in “big water” today, including the Neuse River, Pamlico Sound, Bay to have calm seas for over six hours!  We were surprised to see few boaters out today – it is Sunday and sunny!  We did pass a tow and barge – that brought back memories of the Tenn-Tom River!

We passed these shrimp boats idle at their dock today
The very calm Pamlico River!
We arrived at the Dowry Creek Marina at 3:00 and tied up on their face dock.  Within an hour of our arrival the winds started to pick up and we are feeling the rocking! Knowing it was supposed to rain tonight with wind, we secured extra bow and stern lines.

We still have no phone service here.  Verizon customers are ok here– not ATT! 

We have arranged for the marina’s courtesy car first thing tomorrow so we can mail our tax forms!  Then we will leave and travel to the Alligator River.  There is some concern about whether the Alligator River Swing Bridge will be open as it is under construction.  Hopefully we can get through on time!  We have to travel in rain and wind that is forecast tomorrow to keep on schedule this week.