Tagged: ICW

America’s Lighthouse

OBX, where coastal legends are born – Part 4 – Hatteras Island, Stop 1 … Estimated reading time: 6 minutes – SBFL 18* – PLANNING TO VISIT – On my last post, I talked about a walking waterway. This time, how about talking about a candy-striped lighthouse that also walked? These are some of the many fascinating legends of the Outer Banks.   After leaving our boat Life’s AOK in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, our planning for our 320-mile land excursion southward on the Outer Banks (OBX) barrier islands continues. With the mighty Atlantic Sea on our left and the extensive inland waters of the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds on our right, we planned to visit the Northern Islands. After that came Roanoke Island with all...

What happened at Roanoke Island?

OBX, where coastal legends are born – Part 2 – Roanoke Island … Estimated reading time: 10 minutes – SBFL 16* – PLANNING TO VISIT – We are continuing to follow the footsteps of Dorothea and Stuart E. Jones in their 1958 National Geographic article titled, “Slow Boat to Florida,” (SBFL), and the 1973 book of Allan C. Fisher, Jr., published by National Geographic, titled, “America’s Inland Waterway.” In our previous post, in Part 1, we planned to leave our boat, Life’s AOK, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and do a multi-day excursion to the Outer Banks (OBX) on the path of the Jones’. As per Fisher’s notes, he did not stop by the Outer Banks. From Elizabeth City, he headed straight to cross the...

Outer Banks, North Carolina where coastal legends are born

Part 1 – Northern Beaches – Kitty Hawk and Nags Head … Estimated reading time 10 minutes – SBFL 15* – PLANNING TO VISIT – We are continuing to follow the footsteps of Dorothea and Stuart E. Jones in their 1958 National Geographic article titled, “Slow Boat to Florida,” (SBFL), and the 1973 book of Allan C. Fisher, Jr. published by National Geographic, titled, “America’s Inland Waterway.” In our previous post, Dismal Swamp, we passed the Virginia-North Carolina border and stopped at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, near the head of the Albemarle Sound.  While we are there, it is time for us to plan a few excursions in the Outer Banks and visit the same spots that our inspiration authors visited back then. So now,...

6 tips for the Atlantic ICW journey and the story of Makau

Estimated reading time 18 minutes – We recently had a great time talking to Captain George Bentz and his wife, First Mate Lisa Bentz, about the lessons learned from their semi-prepared cruise up the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) from Port Charlotte, Florida, to their homeport in the Chesapeake Bay this past spring. By the way, they definitely don’t suggest anybody do it the way they did it, “semi-prepared” being the operative word.  The 6 tips they shared with TripsOfDiscovery.com readers and anyone contemplating a future trip on the ICW was most compelling.  Excellent communication with your crew at all times is a must Let’s start with Tip Number 1: Excellent communication with your crew at all times is a must. Captain Bentz stressed that the...