The Neuse River to home port (NWCM)
27 May 2010 | Northwest Creek Marina
Thursday May 27:
After the depression cleared & the wind died down late yesterday afternoon, we had a beautiful evening anchored on Adams Creek - frogs on one side, whip-o-wills on the other, and dolphins in the creek. And a fantastic sunset. We had a "last dinner on the water" together - Spanish Mackerel for the 3 of us, leftover steak for Spot. It was wonderful all the way around celebrating our last night on the water, & our two-month anniversary of the start of the trip in Clearwater, Florida.
This morning was a fantastic sunrise, very calm, just the dolphins breathing occasionally, and a cockerel somewhere in the distance. After hoisting the dingy on deck, we raised a very muddy anchor at 8:00am, & headed out into the Neuse. Tried desperately to sail, but the wind was too light, & from the northwest (where we were headed - isn't it always that way!) So motoring was the name of the game again.
After a pretty run up the Neuse (we all remembered the closing scene in 'Red October' which was filmed on the Neuse), we threaded our way up Northwest Creek to the marina, & backed into an unprepared slip - so it took us a while to tie her in (did not look too professional, but we got it done). Then a major scrub down on the outside, & a tidy-up on the inside. It was very hot & still today, so long showers were in order for us, then dinner at the local restaurant (Hurricanes).
Tomorrow an interior cleanup, & then to Raleigh (by road) for the Memorial Day weekend. So the end of the journey has arrived. A wonderful trip, memorable sights, many experiences, and met a bunch of new & old friends. We'll be ready to do it again - well, in a week or two.