Swamp Rat Wannabes
27 April 2010 | Dismal Swamp Canal, North Lock
We've spent the last two days traversing the Dismal Swamp. Tali and Murphy thoroughly enjoyed traveling this close to shore and I think each was contemplating how to make a break for it. Fortunately neither did.
Yesterday was the short trip from Elizabeth City to the Visitor's Center and the few heavy rain showers turned it into a movie afternoon. We've been promising to do this for sometime but the weather has been so nice we haven't had a chance. Tropical Breeze invited us over, we brought the "famous" Irish Terrier movie, "Firehouse Dog" and we settled in for the afternoon. At least two batches of popcorn later we made it to the end of the movie and the afternoon was gone. The party continued with burgers and sides, but by 8:30, both crews were ready to retire. We sure are a bunch of party animals.
Today we motored through the rest of the Canal and tied up at the north end between the bridge and the lock. Once the last lock-through has happened, you're cut off from leaving or from having other boats come in. It's a neat little spot and we always enjoy it.
You might have noticed that our forward progress has gotten slow. Instead of having a case of barn-door fever, we are getting a little sad that the trip is almost over. It's been a good one. However, all good things must come to and end or at least a transition point. Tomorrow we will pass Milepost Zero, the official start/end of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.