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Solomon’s Island to Pasadena MD – Final Cruising Day – for now

Today is Greg’s 58th Birthday, our niece Nikki is 31, it’s Memorial Day and our last day of cruising until we get the itch to do some more. 

Our looper friends, Chris & Bruce and Debby & Rob, helped us off the dock as we departed Solomon…

Deltaville to Solomon’s Island MD

Pretty little beach as we left Deltaville Marina –

By 2 we were at the Patuxent River so we knew we were in Maryland at the Smith Point Lighthouse.

Lots of sailboats out on a beautiful Sunday holiday weekend afternoon.

We had sight of the Solomon’s…

Dismal Swamp to Deltaville VA

Untied from dock @ 9 and repeated yesterday’s steps but this time the RR bridge is closed – must be a train coming but we didn’t hear or see anything.  While we were waiting Greg noticed pilings for a new bridge so maybe next time we come thr…

Elizabeth City NC to Dismal Swamp VA

Three boaters helped us untie from Elizabeth City’s free dock @ 8:20 so we could make the 8:30 bridge opening.  Lots of boats have already left the dock. 

We also need to make the opening of the South Mills Lock on the Dismal Swamp @ 11:30…

Alligator River to Elizabeth City NC

Out of our slip at Alligator River Marina by 8:10 excited about going to Elizabeth City which is only 4 hours.  Looking forward to checking out town & the captain is having pizza cravings. 

It took us 3 hours to cross the Abermartle Sou…

Belhaven to Alligator River NC

Made the trek today from Belhaven to Alligator River where Miss Wanda who runs the marina fries everything she cooks in her quick stop restaurant.  We had heard yesterday that the Alligator River Bridge was down but it was repaired in short time -…

Oriental to Belhaven NC

Only a four hour trip to Belhaven & we left @ 8:30 because winds were due to pick up this afternoon.  We pulled right back out onto the Neuse River & followed a bunch of sailboats .  Good day to have your sail up & lots of space t…

Swansboro to Oriental NC

Left Swansboro a little earlier than usual 8:15 so we could be into River Dunes Marina in Oriental by 2 to enjoy the pool.  Our neighbors in Swansboro told us about River Dunes Marina – we had not heard of it.  They told us it was upscale wit…