Ok - so today was the best day yet in the ICW because we were actually able to sail down the Pungo River and across the Pamlico River. Great sailing - bright sunshine! But then we had to do some more boring canal passages before getting to the Bay River and the Neuse River. Someone told me the Neuse could be difficult, and indeed it was. We don’t know where these winds came from, but we were clocking over 20 knots on our way into the anchorage at Broad Creek, just north of Oriental. And it got cold again. The pelicans are everywhere - diving without fear into the water for dinner - love to watch them.
(StM 173) Broad Creek: +35° 5' 21.66", -76° 36' 55.80"