Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Albemarle Loop 2019

Leaving Belhaven NC on the Pungo River

This morning we departed River Forest Marina in Belhaven NC at 8:35am. After a gorgeous day of clear skies, full sunshine, light wind, FLAT water and light traffic we docked at Alligator River Marina in Columbia NC.  Fifty-four miles with a caravan of boaters: Phantom (the infamous Herb Seaton!), Breathe, Panacea & Susan Celeste.  We only knew Phantom (we looped together in 2016-17) but everyone was happy at the end of an uneventful day!!

We invited Herb aboard The Lower Place for dinner and a planning session. The Albemarle Loop isn’t just something a boater discovered – no, it has actual historical value!  So over the next week or so we will cruise our way around protected waters learning bits and pieces of our great American history and try to pass it along to you!

The Alligator River is the main “highway” to the AlbemarleSound and in turn allows us to “loop” around the Sound ending our Albemarle Loop journey in Elizabeth City, NC. At which time we will traverse the Dismal Swamp!  But that’s a story for another time…

Stay tuned…

This guy wasn’t part of our caravan – more of an interruption. He was in quite a hurry apparently he thought the warm sunshine was going to dry up all the water!  Look how flat the water is in front of his boat…then his torpedo yacht blows right past us (he did slow down when he was next to us-known as a “slow pass”).


  1. Glad you are back to blogging your trip!!! Enjoy NC and keep safe.

  2. Thank you! This is new cruising ground for us, we just had to share it!