Thursday, November 13, 2008

Anchoring by Deep Point off the Alligator River

We left Elizabeth City at 0655 in chilly 42 degree weather wearing long underwear, gloves, and earmuffs. Passed through the Alligator Pungo swing bridge without issue. We had heard that the bridgetender here liked to mess with the boaters, but on our third trip through we found them prompt and friendly. It was an uneventful day, arriving at 2:00 to find one boat anchored behind Deep Point at G43. Skipper Bob severely underestimates the size of this anchorage, more than 10 boats called this place home overnight, with room to spare.

We lowered the dink to visit with Blue Blazer, only to find out that our trusty Mercury outboard would not start, the first time in its 4 years with us. So, we cannot say that nothing broke today. Cruising...fixing things in exotic places.

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