November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013  Day 4   South for the Winter
Whittaker Pointe Marina
Oriental, NC

What a difference a day makes!  We left our anchorage at 0730 and headed back down the Alligator River.  The morning was overcast but the sun soon came out and we had a beautiful calm day!  We were in several bodies of water today from the narrow Alligator River-Pungo River Canal, to the Pungo River, the Pamlico River, and eventually the Neuse River.  We did see another pair of bald eagles today. This is the third pair we have seen on this trip. 

The Alligator Pungo River Canal

Shrimp boats all in a row!
We traveled 9 ½ hours and increased our speed the last hour so we could arrive at our destination before dark.  We chose the Whittaker Pointe Marina, just north of Oriental, NC, based on reviews in Active Captain. What a beautiful, peaceful setting!  We will stay here two nights and borrow the courtesy car tomorrow to do provisioning.  We did not have time to take any photos yet since we arrived at the end of the day, but will try to take some tomorrow.

We have had four long days and will use our extra day here to get some things done and relax before continuing south on Wednesday