Rike-Jefferson Motor Lodge
Travel Blogs from Morehead City
... and weren't prepared for the fumes. We had set up our small fan as an exhaust plan out a side window and the roof fan going but when Terry opened it we had to run for the door. Terry took the brunt and it took him awhile to recover. We used the outside fan to prop open the refrigerator door and left to go to the store to pick up a few items (we now have to buy smaller amounts especially lettuce).
... without a hitch. Coffee and hot food soon appears as we ride the tide toward Bogue Inlet. Of course, on the other side of the inlet the tide will be on our nose but there's nothing to do but go forward and hope we'll make up time during slack water. Jim Nixon posted us earlier that he'd be crossing paths with us on a delivery aboard a Kadey Krogen 42 and to keep an eye out for him. There was virtually no traffic on the ICW and we soon see a Krogen approaching. ...
While Maggie showered I checked the engine. All was okay except the alternator belt needed a slight tightening. I showered while Maggie readied the boat for travel. We got underway at 0930 and almost immediately fell in behind a tug and two helpers moving two big cranes and some big yellow cylindrical tanks. They were traveling exactly our speed so we were happy to follow. Because commercial traffic doesn't have to wait at the various draw ...
... Roanake. It was a small ferry similar to the one we went on a couple days earlier, on the Chesapeake. We had a few minutes to wait so Ted asked about the last ferry to the mainland and we found that all available reservations had been booked and chances were that there would be no room for us today. We could wait and try to go standby, but no promise. What a shame. We would have to spend another night in secluded paradise. ...
... are such wonderful creatures. Captain Bill told us a story about when 2 dolphin jumped at the same time in arcs across each other and a girl on the boat got it on film, while saying "shut up"! Back on dry land we cleaned up with a hose, walked around Morehead a bit, and Stephanie broke the town bell.
We decided on dinner at the Ruddy Duck tavern, right nearby ...
Other places to stay in Morehead City
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2806 Arendell St, Morehead City | 2 star hotelfrom $37
3410 Bridges St., Morehead City | 1 star hotelfrom $78