Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Blackbeard getaway

We decided because it was going to be a beautiful next four days and the tides would be in our favor to transit Blackbeard Creek (can only go in and out at high tide) we would go to one of our favorite places and anchor out. Tom and Karla, friends of ours, wanted us to show them the way in and spend two of the four days with us, so we led them into our secret paridise. We don't tell many people about it. Blackbeard on a scale of 1 to 10 is an 11. It takes us about two hours to get to the creek entrance, then another hour to navigate a nine mile creek that twists and turns through gorgeous marsh lands and tons of wild life. The anchorage is behind a sand dune that is the only thing between you and the Atlantic. The beach is nine miles of unspoiled soft sand with lots of shelling and no one else there but you. At night the stars are the brightest you have ever seen because there are no lights, and because you are so close to the ocean you can hear the waves washing on the beach. It is a place like no other. During the day we cross the dune and walk, play, and just plain enjoy. There are also lots of creeks to explore in Half Note. When you are there it seems that there is no one else in the world. We looked for Blackbeard.s treasure, but no luck.

September Song (totally relaxed) out

Entrance to Blackbeard Creek

Dolphins playing in our bow wake

Beautiful marsh lands along the ICW (IntraCoastal Waterway)

Wildlife along the way
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Our private nine mile beach. This is the way it is most of the time

Cassie hunting minnows

The kids playing in the surf

Some one must have spent the night
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Cassie and Godiva with their new friend Sam

Part of the nine mile beach at Blackbeard Island

Tom And Karla winding their way through Blackbeard Creek to the anchorage

The nine mile creek we navigate behind the island to the anchorage
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