"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 19, 2011

July 18 - Coinjock, NC

Day 122 - Long Travel Day
North River - Anchorage

I really don't think we've done much in North Carolina, but there just isn't much to do here...at least not close to where the ICW runs. We traveled over 80 miles today and we are only 20 miles from Virginia. We decided to take the Virginia Cut since the forecast is for hot and humid temperature to move back into the area tomorrow. Twenty seven miles of today's travel was through the Pungo-Alligator Cut which is man made ditch that connect the Pungo and Alligator Rivers...straight and somewhat boring. The Alligator River opens up into the Albemarle Sound, which is a very large body of water and can get very rough. We were lucky and only rolled a little on the second half. All in all it was a good day to make the crossing. We are anchored in the White River just before another cut that will take us to Currituck Sound and then into Virginia. We should have a relatively short day tomorrow and we will slow down and see the sites soon.

Crabber at work this morning
A cornfield along the Pungo-Alligator Cut
The only wildlife we saw today
 
A look at the long cut between the Pungo and Alligator Rivers
Sunset in the North River
This maps show where the ICW goes in North Carolina...the orange dots show where we stopped 

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