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Friday, April 22, 2022

Belhaven to Elizabeth City, town dock

Long day. We keep saying we won't do those anymore, yet, when the weather is great and the water is amazing, we feel we have to take advantage of that.

We left Belhaven around 6:30, and were the first boat up and out. We were rewarded with a glorious sunrise. Love those.

Despite the early departure we were among many, many boats out today. Apparently everyone knew this was a banner day to cross the Albemarle Sound. Among those with us a fair number of boats were sailboats from Canada. I suspect there's a migration to get back to the home land before the 6 month limit is up.

Sunrise on the Pongo River
We got on the Albemarle around noon. It could not have been better. Small swells on the beam, but the biggest risk they presented was making us fall asleep with the gentle rocking. The crossing was followed by a long run up to Elizabeth City. Usually we dock at the town dock downtown, but this time we got through the low drawbridge first, saving us from having to get it open tomorrow, and docked at the city college. They have a navigation department complete with very decent docks.

Seriously. It doesn't get better than this.
It was a quick walk to town to visit the newest brewery there, 7 Sounds. All in all, a wonderful day.

Bald watching the boats go by.

On the dock at the college.

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