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.