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May 10, 2019 - Hanging with the Coasties

Our next stop was Elizabeth City, North Carolina, which was founded in 1794 and has a long history of shipping due to its location on the Pasquotank River. Our “home” for the next five days was the RV park on the Coast Guard Air Station, the second largest Coast Guard aviation base and one of the busiest. It has been an active station since 1940 and at one time was associated with a lighter than airship facility adjacent to the base. We really enjoyed our stay there; they had a nice diner/bar that we utilized, a good sized exchange and we...

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Nov 10, 2013 - Elizabeth City, NC

Days 249 - 251 of The Big Trip On the 8th, because we had all of 56 miles to drive, we didn't leave the campground, in Norfolk, until almost noon. Our destination was the campground at the Coast Guard Station in Elizabeth City, NC. We arrived to find a well-designed park with ten spaces. We were parked very near the Pasquotank River. Because there was really nothing to do, in the Elizabeth City area, we decided to do nothing. We sat there, in the beautiful place, and just enjoyed it.

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Oct 4, 2013 - Hope plantation and king Bazemore house

We went to Windsor and took a tour of the hope house and the king Bazemore house, plantation homes built in the 1700's and early 1800's. On the way out we passed Bessie Bazemore and Bazemore streets. The name Bazemore is very common here. We the took the trolley tour of edenton. This town dates to the 1700's and has custom houses from the time it was a busy port city, also cannon sent in 1778 by Benjamin Franklin to defend the city from the British. The home of the customs collector was the most opulent in town. Interesting that Edenton...

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Oct 3, 2013 - Wild horses of corolla

We drove a long way to the outer banks and up to Currituck wildlife refuge. Although it's basically east of the base, you have to go all the way to point harbor to get to a bridge that goes across. The outerbanks have a one lane road that goes N and S and about all we saw were condos and vacation rentals on both sides. This is really a resort area, not so many places to eat or shop along the way. We went to the end of the road almost to get to Corolla Outback Adventures. We were in a 4 wheel drive van that drove into the dunes, people have...

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Oct 2, 2013 - Elizabeth city

We arrived yesterday at the largest coast guard base in the country. There are helicopters and c130's taking off right next to us on the joint use airport. We saw 2 cessnas flying in also, the university that is next to us has a flight school here. We are on the bay, can see the sun rise over the water. Today we went downtown to the very nice museum of the albemarle, viewed the waterfront with many sail boats moored there, saw historic buildings as we navigated the one way downtown streets. We then took a comprehensive tour of tcom, a place...

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May 24, 2013 - Crossing Albemarle to Elizabeth City, NC

The forecast had changed during the night and 2-3 foot seas were predicted for Albemarle Sound. My rule is "if it's not right (as defined by me), don't go". I broke the rule; I paid for it! As my friend in Elizabeth City told me, "never, ever cross the sound in 2-3 waves". Normally 2-3 is not all that bad. But on Albermarle, the frequency is such that you have a "chop" with big waves. Fortunately, there was a north wind so I took the weather on the bow and just banged along. Had they been coming from either side, I would have spend 1.5...

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Oct 27, 2011 - Having fun in Elizabeth City

10/27/11 Day 3 Elizabeth City, NC.- NC N36:17.9 W76:13.1 – ICW MM51 Weather: 62-80 degrees, Wind SW 20-25 Hi All! We spent the day playing in Elizabeth City. It was quite windy but warm. We took walks around the historic district…lots of Victorian houses and small shops. The docks are free and they always have someone on the dock to greet you and help you with your boat. On weekdays they have the ROSE BUDDIES who give a meet and greet with wine, beer and a rose for the ladies! I took a picture of one of the historic houses that had purple...

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Oct 26, 2011 - Playing in the swamp!

10/26/11 Day 2 –Deep Creek Lock, VA to Elizabeth City, NC. Deep Creek Lock N36:44.9 W76:20.3 Elizabeth City, NC N36:17.9 W76:13.1 Left 8:30 am to go through lock. Arrived 4:30 PM - Miles Traveled 40 - ICW MM51 Weather: 54-74 degrees, Wind SW 10-15 Hi All! We anchored out in front of the Deep Creek Lock last night. Dave/FORTUNATE drove by to see us. It was really great to see him but we miss visiting with wife Barbara who had Grandma duty at home. We had Happy Hour with Dave and Fred and Kathy. It was very quiet, peaceful and not very...

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Jul 4, 2008 - Happy 4th Of July

WE ALL ARRIVED AT THE FAIRFIELD INN IN ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. DAN AND I ARRIVED FIRST, THEN ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER DAN, MEL AND MICHAEL ARRIVED AFTER DRIVING SINCE 10 PM LAST NIGHT. THEY LOOKED WONDERFUL CONSIDERING THEY DROVE ALL NIGHT. CARRIE, DOUG AND GIRLS ARRIVED SAFE AND SOUND IN NORFOLK AFTER THEIR FLIGHT FROM HELENE. JIM, AMY AND CHILDREN DROVE TO WILLIAMBURG, VA AND THOSE TWO FAMILIES WENT SITESEEING. THE CHILDREN WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE EACH OTHER. THEY ALL ARRIVED AROUND 6PM AT THE FAIRFIELD AND WE WENT OUT TO APPLEBEES TO EAT. WE...

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