Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Belhaven, North Carolina to Coinjock, North Carolina

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 "Island Hopper" departed the dock at 7:40 AM and went to Dowry Creek Marina for fuel. We are headed to Coinjock, North Carolina. The temperature started out this morning in the high 60s, but will be in the mid 80s by the afternoon. It is a pleasant day with mild winds and low humidity. Skies are blue and sunny, with winds SE 5-10 morning changing to SE 10 - 15 in the afternoon. We traveled through the Albemarle Sound. Captain Kevin had to be careful because of dead heads and very shallow areas. One boat went too close to the red buoy and had to be towed by Sea Tow. Due to Kevin's reading and fine homework our voyage was uneventful - in a good way!! Today we will travel 85 mile. We arrived at Coinjock Marina at 2:00 PM. We have a few hours of R & R.
Coinjock Marina, Coinjock, NC
The Crew Hard At Work
Intracoastal Waterway Traffic - A Barge
Just Having Local Fun On the Water
A Few Facts About Coinjock - Just a few... Coinjock is a native American name, meaning "land of the mulberry bush." That is the tale that is told - even though no one has seen a mulberry bush in Coinjock. Coinjock is not a destination per se, but a traditional stop on the ICW, or going north or south on a major thoroughfare to a waterway town. There is not much to do in Coinjock, but take a walk, fill the tanks and check charts for the next leg of the journey. We will be staying at Coinjock Marina.

The Marina Across The Water

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