Our New Home In Oriental, NC
03 June 2008
Unfortunately, our perfect spot at the marina was not to be for long. Mrs. Deaton came out and informed us we just couldn't stay for two weeks living in a motorhome behind the marina office. She gave us the number of a RV place. It is right in the middle of town in a nook I didn't even know about or I would have arranged to stay here sooner. It is a gated, self-storage place (good for the dogs) right off the main road of town (which isn't a very busy road at any time of day). We are a 1 minute scooter ride from the market, restaurants, and various other services. The marina is a 3 minute scooter ride away. We will be commuting there daily to work on the boat. It turns out the scooter was an essential element of the adventure after all (yea!). The town dock is within walking distance. Here we have electric, water (we do a lot of dishes), sewer (which we didn't have, and needed), and a measure of security (not that it is needed in this town). The neighborhood isn't as grand to walk the dogs in, but there are a lot of open spaces around here. I think its also important that we are paying to stay so nobody has any hard feelings. $180 per week. $360 for the two weeks we plan to be here. That's like $27 per day. A bit steep, but that's what it is. Our new home in Oriental. If I've ever wanted to live in a small town for a while, now is my chance. The only other RVer living in this place is Keith, the older gentleman down the way there. He has an Islander 36 and just returned from 5 months of cruising to the keys. We'll have lots to talk about I'm sure.