Originally Posted by Cool Freedom
I am slowly and I mean slowly trying to get to Bahamas
but the weather in the Northeast has me held up on Long Island
waiting for this weather storm to pass. I would like to spend a month between North Carolina
, South Carolina and Georgia
. I am hoping to sail outside and not do the ICW. If I was to pick 2 spots in each state so 6 in total, what nice marina with amenities would you stay at. I am a 40 foot cat with 22 beam so that might make difference....
Fun. Take your time and enjoy it.
First of all I'm going to recommend you take the Pamlico sound in lieu of the ICW. Head
for manteo, then check out the park service
docks at Ocracoke
. From there you can check out oriental, and head
down to Beaufort
and cape Lookout. Cape lookout is a special place, kind of my home anchorage where I put out to sea at all times of day and night for many of my adventures, and where I've also ended offshore
passages at all times of day and night. It is truly a seaman's anchorage, where the sailing fleets of the great world powers would drop the hook in 25' water
, in an age since expired.
Lots of beach, more people than there used to be, but I still walk the beaches for long stretches and see no one, especially off season when I'm out the most. My family
loves it there too.
Also while in NC, you may want to check out river dunes marina. It's near the confluence of lower broad creek and neuse river. Nice facilities, and some transportation to oriental with a loaner. It's ten min from oriental.
In South Carolina, I'm a big fan of cape romain. If you're a shallow draft
boat, you,could pick your way around some creeks and do some oystering out in the areas where tidal flow is greatest. Cape island is there for walks.
Charleston is just a day from there, lots of options. The maritime center is cool for monos but no idea about 22' beam. It's the closest to town, and there's a good market nearby so plan to restock. Otherwise you can stay on the Ashley, or Charleston harbor marina.
In Georgia,my entire family
loved Cumberland island. We spent a bunch of time there one winter. Don't want to miss Cumberland.
Hope you get some good weather, lots to look forward to along the way.
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