Beaufort NC to Wrightsville Beach - 2016
Beaufort NC to Mile Hammock Bay
|This sand bar full of seagulls and brown pelicans was|
only 100 yards or so off the ICW channel.
|A shrimper dragged his nets very close to |
the ICW channel in Bogue Sound.
|We just missed the 1:30 PM opening and had to wait for the 2:00 PM |
opening of the Onslo Beach Swing Bridge. This was the
only bridge that had to open for us today.
|This photograph shows the tide; current that we |
were up against at times today.
Mile Hammock Bay to Wrightsville Beach
|The US Highway 210 fixed bridge was the first bridge we came to on this leg. |
The great thing about fixed bridges is that there is no
waiting for marine traffic or automobile traffic.
|We saw a lot of very expensive homes along the ICW but this pink island |
house was the most exotic. It was painted pink with blue trim.
There was even a wrecked motor boat on the property
that was painted pink with blue trim too.
|It's always nice to safely anchor for the night, leaving all the possible |
dangers of the day behind. We sleep much better at an
anchorage han in a slip. Also, our evening meals at
anchor are usually much better than we can
find at any restaurant.
Wrightsville Beach Anchorage
|This image is looking south at the Wrightsville Beach anchorage. This |
shot was taken with my little point-and-shoot camera
since my Nikon D300 suddenly died.
We've been traveling for seventeen days and one thing we have learned is that planning ahead is very important and having the flexibility to change your plan according to the weather is equally important.
|This sailor didn't plan very well and had to tie up to a day mark in |
the Alligator River-Pungo River Canal for the night. It
pays to plan around areas that don't have
good anchorage opportunities.
Our current 10-day plan is as follows:
Sun: Wrightsville Beach (MM 283) to Southport (MM 308) - 25 miles