Monday, April 14, 2008

Dutchman's Creek, NC

The lure of Barefoot Landing proved irresistible as we stopped 10 lanes of traffic (no exaggeration!) to go to a Cracker Barrel for breakfast. By 1100 we were off the dock and across the waterway to Barefoot Marina and Yacht Club for diesel, water and pump-out.

Then we headed through the Barefoot Landing swing bridge to “The Rock Pile,” a narrow, treacherous area of three miles of rock outcroppings above and below the surface. We passed through another bascule bridge at the Little River Inlet and then through the only remaining pontoon bridge at Sunset Beach. It opens only on the hour and we were grateful to be the fifth and final vessel through the 2:00 p.m. opening.

By 1800, (6pm) we had the anchor down near IP440 Charmed in lovely Dutchman’s Creek. See the video of this beautiful anchorage.

Dutchman's Creek, Southport, NC, Cape Fear area

View of IP440 Charmed as we approached Dutchman's Creek
Google Map of Dutchman's Creek, zoom in...


ssherron said...

I ran across your blog today while looking around the internet. I'm very familiar with Dutchman Creek and the scenery. I fish in there sometimes and it seems to be a favorite anchorage for overnighters. I live in Holden Beach. Your blog is very interesting. You may want to look at a site I built about this area called The Surf. I also post videos from around Southport and Brunswick County. You can certainly post your videos and do more blogging about your sailing adventures on my site. I'm sure our members would be very interested. You can view it here
Good luck on your adventures and stay safe.
Steve Sherron

Carey said...

Are you sure that was "Charmed" and not just an exotic duckblind ?

on Catspaw 380#22 in Hampton, VA

Ward said...

Just learned that you were at Dutchman Creek yesterday. I would have liked to say Hello. My wife and I live in St. James which you passed shortly before arriving at Dutchman Creek.

Hope your journey to Carolina Beach went well. It is indeed very windy and gusty today so the trip may have been a little bumpy.

Drambuie IP37