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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Watery Wednesday down by the river

Hosted Sandee our favorite Sailor-Gal over at Comedy Plus

Last Monday and Tuesday I was MIA...
we took our third mini vacation in our beautiful state
Number One is here*
Number Two is here**

I am thrilled to report this was a very calm and relaxing mini trip
no gale force winds on the * and no trekking straight up a mountain**

Our plan was to make the trip entirely by land; however, thanks to Angel Madi's favorite BIL, who suggested an alternate way to our first stop in Oriental, NC.

We drove to Havelock, NC then turned off toward Cherry Branch to catch a ferry to take us across a narrow portion of the Neuse to Minnesott Beach.  Which is just a hop, skip and jump down a very scenic coastal road to Oriental.  Oriental is located on the N.C. innerbanks on the Neuse River

Oriental is named for a sailing steamer The Orient which wrecked off Bodie Island in May of 1862.
Interesting fact about this tiny village of ~800 residents:
It had the very first motorized school bus in service in NC starting in September 1917.

The Neuse was calm and clear as glass as we glided across
The Neuse River is 6 miles wide and just a few miles from the Pamlico Sound.  The Pamlico is 1700 sq miles in area and the largest of 8 NC coastal sounds.  If offers a vast area of sheltered water
for sailing. It is located on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Did you notice on the Oriental Flag in the first collage that it is the Sailing Capital of NC
We saw gorgeous sailboats in the dock.

 I took a picture of a guy taking a picture!!

 Oh my word this sailboat below Zen Moments was from Fairbanks, Alaska!!

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this quaint coastal town.

After we left Oriental we drove 26 miles to New Bern, NC.
More pictures from New Bern in the coming weeks including 2 Steeple Sundays
Thanks for sailing with us watch your step as you disembark.

I had two appointments this week
Dentist yesterday (2pm) and dermatologist today (1:45pm); however, yesterday I went to
today's appointment.  Luckily my dentist is not too far from my dermatologist.
Anyway, long story short is I'll be MIA again today, but at least I'll be going to the
correct doctor.


  1. Hari OM
    bwwaha...cough cough... oh dear, I nearly choked on my toast and honey! Correct doctor... deary me.

    Anyway, back to the moment and WOWSERS!!! Look at all those boats!!!!! You know I sailed along very happily with you this morning. YAM xx

  2. I bet I'd like to bark those boats!

  3. What a beautiful little town! Good luck at your doctor's appointment.

  4. I love being in a marina that has sailboats. I can just stand and listen to the singing of the lines as they hit the mast. It's like chimes. Beautiful boats!

  5. uh oh..if I understand that switched days on the doctor
    I hope you can still get in to see the other one with no problem today

  6. That sure looks like a lovely place to visit. We have to chuckle over the doctor mix up though. BOL!

  7. thanks for the laugh out loud. the doctor visits is SO VERY much my kind of thing to do these days.. at home and away from home. I did not realize NC had so much water, a lot of these photos look like they were taken in Florida... no wonder storms do so much damage when the go up the coast.... all of this info today is news to me. you had a beautiful trip. good luck today at the RIGHT doctor...

  8. Sound just like something I would do as far as the doctors go. Great pictures of all the boats etc. You all have a wonderful day.

  9. Great photos. We laughed at the photo of the guy taking a photo. Mom has mixed up dates/appointments too.

    The Florida Furkids

  10. Good luck on keeping those appointments straight. Hey, we love those photos, such a beautiful place!

  11. Beautiful photos of the tranquil waterways. I can't help wondering which route the boat took from Fairbanks Alaska.
    Was the dermatologist surprise when you 'opened wide'!?
    Cheers, Gail.

  12. How fun. Anything on the water is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. Did you know you can put any port on the back of your boat? You can, so that boat may never have seen Fairbanks. Just a little nugget I picked up.

    Thanks for taking me along.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  13. What a beautiful ferry ride! Rides along the coast are one of my favorite things!

  14. Wha oh, you went to the wrong doctor on the right day? Hmmm....think you need some kitten therapy; is there a cat cafe nearby?

  15. What a beautiful tour! We loved seeing those pictures!

  16. That sounds like it was a wonderful trip!!! We would love to get on one of those beautiful boats and sail down the river.

    Good luck with the appointment.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  17. A beautiful area...BIL had a great idea. You (universal you) don't hear about the inland waterways very much. A lovely place to visit. Fairbanks Alaska, really? I've been there and it's way inland! LOL! Isn't it nice when you can travel like this and not have to stay on freeways?

  18. Great photos. Looks like a nice trip.XO

  19. Ha ha! Mom has taken to writing daily lists to make sure she gets to the right place at the right time! A beautiful place to visit, we need to get out and about more
    Mabel & Hilda & Mom

  20. What a wonderful little getaway. Can you imagine living in a town with only 800 people? You couldn't even toot without everyone knowing it! LOL!


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