Saturday, June 11, 2011

Beauford, NC

We made it after an 11 hour trip from Surf City, NC.  The past two days we have been guests of Paul and Carol Cook at their beach house in North Topsail Beach, NC.  One town north of Surf City where we found a marina that we could park High Spirits in.(only $2/ft, no charge for electricity).

Carol and Paul have a nice two bedroom two bath beach house right on the sand.  It is just the right size for them plus a guest couple ( that was us this time). We arrived Friday night for a supper of pizza and salad.  Saturday morning was spent walking the beach, looking for prehistoric shark's teeth, and just talking about sailing adventures. 

In the afternoon we took advantage of their willingness to do anything we needed to do.  They took us to the super market and to the local CVS drugstore.  Dinner that night was a great pork loin roast with roasted potatoes and green beans. 

Got up early today, 6 am and they drove us back to High Spirits so we could get underway by 7:30.
It was a long day.

When we arrived here in Beaufort, we found the rumors to be true. There is no place to anchor in this town. The locals have placed private mooring balls all along Taylor Creek. We finally found a spot about 2 miles from downtown.  Changed our plans and leaving tomorrow for River Dunes instead of spending a day and spending money in Beaufort. We have only one anchor set, but we are far from any of the moorings and should be okay tonight.  Leaving at 6 am to catch the tide flowing in the helpful direction for us.


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