Friday, April 29, 2011

Pungo River – At anchor

A beach for Hoolie
All the clouds went away, the sun shone, the winds were not as gusty but still in the teens – it was a beautiful day with temps in the 70’s! With that we headed north again with the destination being the Pungo River anchorage just before the Alligator River canal. We sailed across the Pamlico River but had to turn on the iron genny when we entered the Pungo River since the wind was on the nose in that direction.

Sunset after the storms

We did sail some more when we turned the corner but the wind died and we motored the rest of the way into the anchorage. Looking around, there are a total of 14 boats in the anchorage but there could be upwards of a hundred and it still wouldn’t be crowded. The attraction for us is the sandy beach nearby for Hoolie relief. It’s only short hop to the beach, very convenient.

Don and Liz Bunch also left today on their cruise but they got a late start and are behind us somewhere. I’m sure we’ll get a call from them later on. On Saturday we’re aiming for the Alligator River Marina by the bridge since it’s the only place nearby \where we can take the dog ashore. The anchorages don’t have shore access so it’s a marina for us on Saturday.