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The Dismal Swamp to Hampton, VA – May 5, 2014

Day 66 Miles Today: 41 SM; Total Miles: 1,193 SM Locks Today: 1 ; Total Locks: 7 It was another beautiful day on The Dismal Swamp. We left the North Carolina Welcome Center at 7:30 a.m. with Thanks Dad, Lady C, Humbug, and Allison Leigh. We wanted to time our departure with the 11:00 a.m. […]

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The Great Dismal Swamp – May 4, 2014

Day 65 Miles Today: 24 SM; Total Miles: 1,152 SM Locks Today: 1 ; Total Locks: 6 At 7:05 a.m., eleven boats left the docks at Elizabeth City and lined up at the swing bridge that would lead us to The Great Dismal Swamp. There are two locks on the Dismal Swamp and they operate […]

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Roses at Mariners Wharf

A beautiful day on the Albermarle Sound -Elizabeth City, NC – May 3, 2014

Day 64 Miles Today: 35 SM; Total Miles: 1,128 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 5 After hearing stories about crossing the Albermarle Sound, I didn’t”t think I’d be describing it as a beautiful crossing day—but it was. The Albermarle Sound is a large shallow sound leading to the Pamilco Sound to the south and […]

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The Alligator River-Pungo River Canal just after sunrise

Watch Out For Those Floating Logs! Alligator River Marina, Columbia, NC – May 2, 2014

Day 63 Miles Today: 50 SM; Total Miles: 1,093 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 5 After waiting out weather for the past few days everybody was anxious to be moving again. At 6:15 a.m., we untied the lines at Dowry Creek Marina to begin our days journey. We were the fifth boat leaving this […]

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Waiting out the Weather at Dowry Creek – April 30 -May 1, 2014

Day 61 and 62 Miles Today: 0 SM; Total Miles: 1,043 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 5 Yesterday (Wednesday) was downright rough at the marina. Southeast winds pounded us all day – not much rain until last night. The marina has no protection from the SE we were pounded all day long. We added […]

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Dowry Creek Marina, Belhaven, North Carolina – April 29, 2014

Day 60 Miles Today: 43 SM; Total Miles: 1,043 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 5 We left the River Dunes Marina in Oriental at 6:15 a.m. for our trip to Belhaven. With the severe storms crossing the mid-section of the country, North Carolina is expecting its share of bad weather for the next few […]

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Beaufort Belle

River Dunes Marina, Oriental, North Carolina – April 28, 2014

Day 59 Miles Today: 26 SM; Total Miles: 1,000 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 5 Today we have traveled 1,000 miles from Cape Coral! Let’s see, that’s 15-20% of our Great Loop adventure –that doesn’t sound as impressive. But we’re moving North and enjoying ourselves, and that’s what counts. Last night we stayed at […]

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Look at Island Time's Mustache! (as taken by Sue on "Thanks Dad").

Beaufort, North Carolina – April 27, 2014

Day 58 Miles Today: 51 SM; Total Miles: 974 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 5 At 7:15 a.m., we pulled out of Swan Point Marina followed by Loopers John and Sue on Thanks Dad. We passed the anchorage just off Camp LeJeune (Miles Hammock anchorage) and approached the Onslow Beach Swing Bridge. We were […]

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