Welcome Fred...Although home for me is Long Island Sound
, a few years ago
I spent some time on The Abamerle and Palmlico Sounds.
Some great sailing and towns along N. Carolinas "inner banks"
(western shores) close to ocean and ICW
I remember enjoying...from north to south? Edenton, Washinton,
New Bern, Oriental...I believe one can sail 10-12 months a year
if you don't mind it cool...It does get cool, but snow is
rare. Check locals. Good people...good food
Points that come to mind that may be of concern...Things
seem pretty spread out...lots of driving...to larger cities...
cultural centers, hospitals...airports...
Good Luck, Hugo