Tagged: North Carolina

Beaufort, NC – Make sure to pronounce it as BOW-fert

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes – SBFL 26*  – PLANNING TO VISIT – Allan C. Fisher, Jr, back in 1973, wrote, “We thought Morehead City unattractive, but Beaufort, a community just across the Newport River, is a colonial jewel founded in 1709, nearly a century and a half before Morehead City. Beaufort’s shady streets offer the stroller 25 houses built before the Revolution and more than a hundred that predate the Civil War. Ship carpenters built some of the houses in the waterfront area, and the close-fitting excellence of their handiwork remains evident.” Fisher, senior assistant editor of National Geographic, and his America’s Inland Waterway book published by National Geographic is one of our two...

How to cross the Albemarle Sound of North Carolina

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes – SBFL 22* – PLANNING TO VISIT – Perhaps I should reword the heading of this post as, “How would I cross the Albemarle Sound?” Why? It’s because on our way down to Florida following the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), I’m not planning to take the most common route of a typical boater. Why? It’s because, given the reality of the Albemarle Sound and me, the captain of Life’s AOK, Mr. Fairweather Boater, I need to be near-shore and see land at all times. There you have it. A typical ICW traveler in Virginia going down to Florida from the North would either take the Dismal Swamp Canal down to...