North from Moorehead City, NC
20 September 2011 | North Carolina
Stephen Miller, Still Hot
We leave from Moorehead City on July 31st and travel through a narrow canal, part of the intercoastal waterway. Once through the canal we then enter Ratton Bay which is part of Pamlico Sound. The weather was quite nice until we got about about 2/3 the way to the turn at Bay Pt. The wind picked up to 20knots gusting to 30 from the east and it was quite rough until we again reached the narrow canal. We found a good anchorage at Eastham Creek but again a lightning storm went over with wind gusts to 40knots.
The next day we passed Pamlico Beach went up towards Belhaven and through a long passage in East Dismal Swamp to the Alligator River where we again anchored for the night. Our anchorage was very pleasant with no bugs, a beautiful sunset to finish off the day.