Day 6 – September 11, 2015

ORIENTAL, NC  TO  BEAUFORT, NC

Left the Marina at 8 am and motor sailed across the Neuse River making 8 knots. Entered Adams Creek and proceeded slowly because of some shallow water warnings from the Waterway guide and some fellow cruisers we had met the first day out. Luckily, we didn’t encounter any adverse conditions.

We are in a group of mostly motor yachts that are making their way south. We see the same mega-yachts and regular size yachts every day. We leave before they do, they pass us at some point in the day, then we see them again when we get to the next port. They were all in Beaufort when we arrived, tied up at the expensive town dock. We anchored across the creek with the regular people. Took the dinghy into to old town and explored, Karen did some shopping, then we each got a craft beer at Queen Anne’s Revenge. Beaufort is the coolest  town so far.

Tomorrow we are sailing out into the ocean for a short trip to Cape Lookout to do some more exploring.

Leaving Oriental, approaching Adams Creek
Leaving Oriental, approaching Adams Creek
Capt Dump
Captain Dump
Around the bend in Adams Creek canal
Around the bend in Adams Creek canal
Gull
Bite me
pretty
Happy house
Core Creek Bridge - a good 65' - no problem
Core Creek Bridge – a good 65′ – no problem

Splash

AdamsTree
Adams Creek canal on the ICW

AdamsCrk

AdamsBend

Mega yachts
Mega yachts – over 100′ long.  The one to the right of center is Aqua Kat, whose owner also owns the Carolina Panthers, NFL

sparrow

Walk this way in Beaufort
Walk this way in Beaufort

 

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