Norfolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach and Side Trips

On Tuesday (8/25) we departed the Atlantic Yacht Basin for the short 24.6 mile cruise to Norfolk & Hampton VA. The cruise took us along the Elizabeth River thru the towns of Chesapeake and Portsmouth. This area has an enormous amount of industry along the shoreline, but it’s lifeblood is tied to the US NavalContinue reading “Norfolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach and Side Trips”

Dismal Swamp and Great Bridge (Atlantic Yacht Basin)

We pondered the 2 route options to get from Albermarle Sound to Norfolk and settled on the ‘most scenic’ Great Dismal Swamp route. It was an excellent choice but a little spooky due to the shallow drafts and very skinny channel width. It also included 2 locks along the way. Good news was that weContinue reading “Dismal Swamp and Great Bridge (Atlantic Yacht Basin)”

More Washington then on to Manteo, OBX

Outer Banks / Pamlico and Albermarle Sounds / Manteo / Nags Head / Alligator River (August 17th – August 20th) Monday morning (8/17) we got up and walked around Washington, NC looking for shopping places open. We had lunch with Logan and Dawn at the Seafood Shack before they headed out on their 7 hourContinue reading “More Washington then on to Manteo, OBX”

August 12th thru August 16th – Girls weekend on Living the Dream!!

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 toContinue reading “August 12th thru August 16th – Girls weekend on Living the Dream!!”

Beaufort NC Town Creek Marina August 9th thru August 12th

Loved this place…. lots of local things to see and do…. dingy to dining… courtesy car to shopping… beautiful weather… On the way to Beaufort, we crossed through Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune where they do amphibious assault training. On the waterway there were warning signs to indicate not to pass if the lights wereContinue reading “Beaufort NC Town Creek Marina August 9th thru August 12th”

Wilmington August 6th, then Wrightsville Beach 7th, then Swan Point 8th

Thursday morning (8/6) we departed North Myrtle Beach and headed further north along the ICW up the Little River (passing many hurricane damaged docks & marinas). Departing SC and entering NC near Calabash (a famous seafood stop for anyone visiting the area). By late afternoon (after a few shallow spots) we reached the Southport MarinaContinue reading “Wilmington August 6th, then Wrightsville Beach 7th, then Swan Point 8th”

Myrtle Beach August 4th and 5th

Tuesday (8/4) after the hurricane pasted we left the safe harbor Osprey Marina for a ~30 mile journey up to Myrtle Beach Yacht Club. We stopped along the way at Barefoot Landing to grab some lunch Taco Mundo one of the many dockside restaurants. After lunch we made the brief 5 mile voyage through ‘theContinue reading “Myrtle Beach August 4th and 5th”

Osprey – Riding the Storm Out August 3rd

We enjoyed a beautiful and an easy ride from Georgetown, SC to Osprey, SC on Monday (8/3). Seas were calm and the scenery was beautiful along the Waccamaw River. Thousands of Cyprus trees lined the shoreline along with majestic Southern Live Oaks covered in Spanish Moss. Once we settled in at the Osprey Marina itContinue reading “Osprey – Riding the Storm Out August 3rd”