Wow, what a crazy busy week! New Bern NC (Bridgeton Harbor Marina) then Oriental NC (Oriental Marina and Inn) then Outer Banks Ocracoke (Anchorage Inn and Marina) then Belhaven NC (Dowry Creek Marina) then Washington NC (Washington Waterfront Docks)
We arrived in New Bern, NC from Beaufort on Wednesday (8/12) and rented a car to pick up the girls on Thursday (8/13) at Washington NC. Wednesday evening, we drove to downtown New Bern for a stroll around.
We found that New Bern has a bear mascot and that it was the birthplace of Pepsi — who knew!
We had a great burger and beers at the Beer Army restaurant before retiring back to the Bridgeton Harbor Marina, across the water from New Bern.
After picking up the girls on Thursday (8/13) at Washington, NC and driving them back to the boat in New Bern, we boated to get to Oriental Marina and Inn by 6 PM. We walked around this small little town and found a great restaurant where we could get fresh shrimp that was caught just off the shrimp boats docked in town.
Friday morning we headed out on a 5-hour boat ride across the Pamlico Sound to the Outer Banks at Orcacoke. It was a beautiful day to get some sun on the way.
When we got there, we hiked to the beach at Cape Hatteras for some Beach Time!
On Saturday (8/15) we shuttled back across the Pamlico Sound to Dowry Creek Marina in Belhaven, NC … it was another great day for sun on the deck of Living the Dream.
When we arrived at the marina, we took a short trip to the town of Belhaven in the courtesy car, but only one shop was open due to COVID… Bummer! We decided to just head back to the marina for some pool time and movies on the boat that night.
Sunday 8/16 we headed back to Washington, NC where we had picked up the girls just a few days before. Logan got some captain training in during this trip.
We stayed at the nice Waterfront Docks located right downtown where everything of interest is just a short walk…