|Harbor of HOSPITALITY is so true|
This town really makes boaters feel welcome
Today I fixed a flat tire on the bike so I could then ride it 2 miles out to the bike shop where I had spokes repaired which turned into replacing the entire front rim for $40. Then I walked 1.5 miles to the grocery store to meet up with the IPY team, Radeen, Patricia and Eric who hopped a ride courtesy of Farm Fresh. After this adventure, I walked back to the bike shop, picked up my newly tuned up bike and rode it back to the boat where I returned it to the deck bag storage.
It is interesting, when living on a boat, how simple tasks such as going to the grocery store for milk, bread and eggs can take ALL DAY, especially when you have to walk or hitch a ride since you have no car. Life is simple, just imagine not having a car for a year, walk everywhere you need to go or ride a bike, and oh yea, carry or collect all the water you will need....these are the simple tasks you deal with when living on a boat. It is simple and it is fun.
Photos of the PASQUOTANK RIVER as you arrive Elizabeth City and some around town...
|Anchored 8 miles before Elizabeth City, NC behind Goat Island|
on the lovely Pasquotank River
|Pasquotank River scenery is beautiful|
|You drive your boat around trees, as you exit the swamp|
|Elizabeth City Bridge, at an angle and double roads, opens on demand|
|A walk up main street and the restored homes in the historic district|
|Some more colorful than others|
|A must stop....the BEST coffee in town is at MUDDY WATERS|
|The local library is new, modern and very impressive. We always enjoy libraries!|
|The Elizabeth City Free Public Docks and tree lined brick walkway|
|Bow into the docks and a step to access the short finger pier|
No tide here, so it is easy to set up a simple step
|Roses are given to the ladies of transient boats as a tradition of the "Rose Buddies"|
These are roses from Fred Fearing, the creator of the Rose Buddies in 1983
|Bike services, fixed a flat tire and rode to the bike shop for new spokes|
|Great logo for the City, the good life is here....welcome to NC|