Wednesday, Elizabeth City Free Dock: Do to the weather forecast we stayed another day and will possibly stay on Thursday also. We had a very nice dinner last night at Grouper's Waterfront Grill right next to the docks. It was delicious and the price was right in line with other restaurants on the east coast. The local grocery store picked us up to do shopping and when we were done they took us back to the boat. A very nice service for the boaters; one of the many. We also went to the free Museum of the Albemarle which had several artifacts on display, covering 400 years of local history. Elizabeth City is also home to the largest Coast Guard Airborne Station in the US. The City hosted a wine and cheese party for all the boaters this evening and all the women got a rose. This has been a custom of the City for several years.
CO's comments: Each time you stop at a marina it is very important to talk to locals about any problems you might encounter in the local waters. I thought I was favoring the green side but we still touched bottom. Other boaters came through there ran within 2 feet of the green marker and had no problem.
|Our tie-up at Alligator River Marina|
|Marina entrance and Alligator River Bridge|
|Blimp outside hanger-Pasquottank River|
|First view of the Blimp and Hanger|
|At the docks in Elizabeth City, NC|
|Wine and Cheese party|