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Dec 30, 2013 - Kayaking Alligator River

Monday morning we woke up a little earlier and got all packed up and took off at about 9. We headed to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge for our kayaking tour with Kitty Hawk Kites and we had to be there by 10. Driving through the refuge on US-64, we turned onto Buffalo City Road. It was pretty easy to find as there is a sign before the turn. Driving down this road, I couldn’t help but think the name was peculiar – it was so desolate here, nothing could be further form a city. We got to the end of the road and parked on the side for...

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May 24, 2013 - Anchorage on the Alligator River

It was an 80 mile day but once you commit to the Pungo River-Alligator River Canal, you have to go all the way since there are no anchorages. I also wanted to get as close as possible to where I pick up the Alligator River which leads in Albemarle Sound. Wind and wave heights are important to me since I don't like to "rock 'n roll" which I am sure to do if either or both are high. Tonight the forecast is for 10-15 knot winds (not so bad) with 1 foot seas (pretty good). The Pungo-Alligator can is not terribly scenic. It's essentially a wide...

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Dec 1, 2009 - From Virginia to North Carolina

After clearing the Norfolk complex, the timing for the Great Bridge/lock set was not right for our orderly passage. Instead we hung out at the junction of the Dismal and Virginia cut routes and pushed the decision on which, to the next day. On Monday, the last day of November we opted for the Dismal Swamp route. The first lock, Deep Creek, was manned by a friendly lockmaster with his toy poodle. Usually the place is run by Ray and his mutt U-Turn, which we have covered in previous entries. The subs proved equally as entertaining as we fell...

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