Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Have spent a few days in charming, historic Beaufort, NC, to avoid thunderstorms and explore the area!  Here's the boardwalk near the City Marina - the city is full of wonderful restaurants and hospitable people!

A wisteria vine basket on the porch of The Cedars Inn - we joined friends, Larry and TJ, for a scrumptious dinner there one evening! 

Larry & TJ

The Cedars Inn...just a lovely place!


Larry and TJ graciously escorted us around the area to Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, and New Bern showing off some of the wonderful and historic sites.  THANK YOU Larry and TJ!  Jeff M:  this Pepsi photo is for you!

Scenes and streets of New Bern...

Me, TJ and Larry



Ron, me, TJ & Larry


The Beaufort Boardwalk, but in sunshine this time!

Atlantic Beach

A quick pic on the boat..




Me and the Captain!

He's sooooo handsome (the Captain, I mean)!!!  And she (the boat, I mean) is a 'looker'!


We toured the Beaufort "Old Burying Ground" and it was so very interesting - as there were graves from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War days, and other times.  A soldier from His Majesty's Navy from the 1700's is there and he was buried in full uniform, and standing up!   There was also a little girl buried in a keg of rum!  But many, many heroes from all walks of life are at rest there.















A historic home in Beaufort, NC...




A salute to a hero!
Evening...with music at the local Dockside Restaurant.  We enjoyed listening to the music from our back deck!  Also, when in town, check out the wonderful restaurants:  The Beaufort Grocery Co. Restaurant, and the Blue Moon Bistro - outstanding entrees!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Beaufort, NC !

Leaving our anchorage early to avoid some predicted thunderstorms...we're headed to Beaufort, NC (pronounced "Bow-fort" as opposed to 'Beaufort, SC' pronounced as "Bew-fert').

We did manage to miss most of the storms all along the way.

Warning signs surrounding the Camp Lejeune property for practice ranges...



Camp Lejeune's "target practice" vehicles...

We passed through during a time when "live firing was not in progress" - obviously!


Gray skies...

Weaving our way..

My navigator station on most days..sitting next to the captain.

Raking for clams...





  "Kinda fluffy"


Approaching the bridge near Morehead City, across the Newport River from Beaufort.

A walk after a wonderful dinner this evening (at The Grocery Store - highly recommend; Ron had the grouper, and I had the filet mignon; both were excellent) in Beaufort; walked past this charming United Methodist Church on Ann Street, and the Old Burying Ground.  (The cemetery was closed, so we'll go back another day while in town.)

The Leffers House...built in 1778!

Guitar strummin' on the street behind the main street - a little bit country, a little bit blues, by four talented guitarists/vocalists.

Captain Ron brought her nose first into the slip - his first time into a slip and it was an excellent job!  Thanks too, to the Beaufort City Dock crew for their help!

Downtown boardwalk aside the Beaufort City Docks.