|Sunrise entering the Pungo River Canal|
We usually run up to Elizabeth City and the Dismal Swamp, but the draw of the wonderful Mexican restaurant, El TORO LOCO, at Great Bridge was too much to pass up so we came north on the Virginia Cut. Carey, on SP CATSPAW, our team leader led us to the FREE dock just north of the Great Bridge lift bridge. We were docked just after the 1700 bridge opening and off to the Mexican restaurant by 1800 hrs!
We will press on a short day today, making Portsmouth and hopefully the High Street Ferry Basin as we need to wait out the 15-20 knots of NE winds that will have the Chesapeake Bay kicked up with 3-4 foot waves! Looks like it will be a few days in Portsmouth and Norfolk, VA....not a bad place to wait out some weather!
Photos from this section of the ICW-NC
|Salt Spray on Neuse River after washing and hand drying the boat!|
|Fishing docks and fuel docks|
|Tannin stained waters of the Pungo Canal|
|Cypress Swamp of the Pungo River Canal|
|"Mosey," a handmade welded yacht passes us on Alligator River|
|Tugboat named ANGER MANAGEMENT pushing a crane to Norfolk at 4 knots.|
Pushing at only 4 knots? I, too, would need Anger Management!
|Cernterville swing bridge, Virginia Cut|
|Free DOCK at Great Bridge on the north side|
NOTE: Mosey, the yacht that passed us is here also....she is hand built!