We are docked in New Bern, NC for a few days. What a beautiful town and fun stop. It is the second oldest city in NC, founded in 1710. Great restaurants, including a fabulous five star restaurant here at our marina, Bars, stores to explore, beautiful old houses, and a Saturday Farmers Market. We love the farmers markets! New Bern was founded by the Swiss entrepreneur Christophe de Graffenreid from Bern Switzerland, and he named it New Bern. Bern in Swiss means, bear and as we walked the town, we found dozens of bears.