Left Elizabeth City around 8 a.m. for a long leg south with bright skies and a fresh breeze to the beam. Pasquotank River is nice and wide, but crab pots everywhere made it challenging to navigate. Wind picked up crossing the Albermarle Sound, but remnant crab pots still keep us on edge. Also lost Internet and cell service at the beginning of the crossing and didn’t get it back until the next day. Thanks, Verizon.
Nice transit down the Alligator River and to the Alligator River/Pungo River Canal. I like this one even better than Dismal Swamp. Scenery is more varied and the canal is wider. Saw young deer on the shoreline, and at dusk, thousands of small bats gathered at mid-canal to feed. Sunset was spectacular.
Along the way, we talked with a friend from EYC on her catamaran who was docked in the canal.
Anchored just beyond the canal on the right side for the night. — DJ