The Wilkerson Bridge and
Nimue underneath it!
The next day we headed up the Alligator River to an
anchorage near East Lake, which was conveniently located just before the
Albemarle Sound. The crossing of the Albemarle Sound can be nasty in more
than 20 knots of wind, but we had nothing more than a breeze for our crossing
the next day to an anchorage near Buck Island. Everyone came on board
Nimue for one of my homemade curries, but unbeknown to us at the time, we were
being invaded by literally millions of green non-biting mosquitos. All
became apparent the next day when Michael poked his head into into the cockpit,
but returned immediately to arm himself with a large can of mosquito
spray. The spray got rid of most of the beasties, but unfortunately they
discharged an awful green liquid, which stained everything it came into contact
with. Loon seemed to come off worst and Kenny ended up
with green sails!
Swing bridge crossing the
Alligator River (does not open in more than 34 knots of
Just a few dead of the
mossies we gathered - ugh!
Concentrating on missing the
odd tree stump lurking just on top, or underneath the surface of the
Michael, just after a rain
storm in North Landing River
In the thick of cleaning up, Sarah still managed to rustle up
some chocolate brownies, which were handed across to us and Scott Free in a
plastic bag attached to a boat hook. It was good to get up to Great Bridge the
next day, where we were able to walk to town and replenish our stocks at a
nearby supermarket. We also found a Radioshack to purchase a US mobile
telephone, which was the cheapest option for us to call Homeland Security each
time we cross a state line!
At Great Bridge
All 3 yachts moored
alongside at the free dock at Great Bridge
What’s going on here?
Michael and Steve playing with their new USA mobile