Rike-Jefferson Motor Lodge
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... border of Camp Lejeune has over nighters, full timers, permanent smaller mobile homes. It is clean and most sites have wood decks and surrounded with trees, with wi-fi, cable and we even got a free t-shirt.
We got here and the weather was beautiful!! Sun out and a nice breeze so we opened the windows and prepared to clean out the disabled refrigerator. I guess we didn't think about what ...
... adding knots to our boat speed. This would help us make miles but the long push up Adams Creek with the tide in our face would soon prove to be a tortuously slow effort. With dark approaching we slogged along, alone on this stretch as sunset eased closer. Passing Cedar Creek we faced an increasing amount of fog. Soon we were IFR, using the GPS, compass courses, depth sounder and STD navigation. We met every mark as predicted and soon we were in the Neuse, ...
... through the bridge. Some mild panic resulted as the various boats scrambled to stay out of the way. Further along the southbound boats simply moved aside until the barge passed while others asked the tug captain what their move to avoid him should be. The captain's response was usually something along the line of "stay out from in front of me" and "just don't run into me," both of which seemed pretty obvious.
The tug turned to ...
... 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 ...
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