Looking over the chart in my last post I realized I had left off a couple of places I've been wanting to visit.
I've sailed up the Pamlico River several times, passing the mouth of the Pungo River and Belhaven. I do want to visit Belhaven. I have driven through the town once or twice, never visited it by boat. That should be on the list.
There are several great bays for anchoring as Pamlico Sound curves to the west into the mouth of the Pamlico River. I've marked four bays with x's, from left to right Rose Bay, Juniper Bay, East Bluff Bay and Wyesocking Bay. A sail from Cedar Island across the middle of Pamlico Sound to East Bluff Bay might be interesting. And on the south side of the Pamlico River, marked xx, are a series of creeks that I would like to explore.
With Belhaven and the mouth of the Pamlico River in mind, I'll probably save Engelhard and Ocracoke for later. At least that is my thinking for now.