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

May 19, 2013

May 18 - Adams Creek, NC


Cedar Creek - Anchorage

We were up early again this morning, had breakfast and pulled the anchor by 7:00. We were lucky and just made the 7:30 opening of the Onslow Bridge. No waiting today on bridges either...we may be using up all our luck! The last time we come north on this section of the ICW it was also a Saturday. Weekends are not our favorite time to be on the water; especially around Morehead City...it can be a real zoo, with boats scooting around everywhere. There's a large inlet to the ocean just north of town where large tankers, fishing boats and recreational boats of all sizes come and go. There is also a large bay with a few small beaches, large homes and countless piers, being on the water is a way of life around here and today was a perfect spring day. Everyone was out enjoying the sun.

A few hours away from Morehead City I mentioned to Stan I was hunger for a hamburger, not really thinking about actually being able to get one. He checked the Internet and found a couple of restaurants in town that had docks available for diners. When we arrived the docks were full, but we found a place to anchor and took the dinghy ashore. What a great idea...it was fun to go for lunch on a cruising day. The hamburgers were wonderful. We also had a chance to walk through a small boat show, which included arts and crafts and live music...a great diversion for a few hours.

From Morehead City the ICW turns west through Adams Creek into the Neuse River and the Pamlico Sound. We will now be quite a ways from the ocean until we get to Norfolk, VA. We enjoyed a quiet evening anchored in Cedar Creek.

Part of the Morehead City waterfront
She still looks pretty...even though she is 30 years old!
Part of the art show
The Pearl anchored off the waterfront 
Looking back at the waterfront in Morehead City

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