Was looking forward to a stop at the North Carolina Visitor Center for a pee break and local attraction pamphlets. Either I missed it or there isn’t one on the ICW. Everyone knows that boaters are RICH – yet no visitor center. Why? (Note: On the alternate ICW route via the Dismal Swamp, a popular top is the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center.)

Short six hour run today – but NO bridges, trains, or locks. Opted not to cross Albemarle Sound in waning light although two braver sailboaters entered the sound 30 minutes before sky king doused the big light.

Tomorrow, Belhaven is a 63.3 nm run or 56 to closest anchorage beyond the canal. Leaving at dawn is a stretch, so will toss a bunch of steel over at the head of the Alligator River for tomorrow night – a 34 nm run.

Dropped hook at the blue dot amongst a field of crab pots.

North River anchorage
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Sailing the ocean blue