Sorry the trip was cut short. What is the cranny photoed last?
That is the ditch that leads from Jones Bay to Shawn's marina in Hobucken. Probably a couple of hundred yards long and three feet deep down the center, storms have left the trees leaning in from either side. I did not know until I looked just now that it is called Bill's Creek. Google map Hobucken NC and you will see it. steve
Always wanted to spend one night anchored in Teach's Hole just because of the history of it (not just Blackbeard). Would like to do the same at Mother Hawkin's Hole up your way too. Both places would require calm weather I think.
I wasn't familiar with Mother Hawkin's Hole until I googled it just now. Agree on the need for calm weather. Twice to Ocracoke now by way of Spartina. Will at Teach's Hole to the list. steve
Mother Hawkins Hole was name for Mother Hawkins Tavern which pre-dated Bunch of Grapes located in Hampton around the southeast corner of the current Air and Space Museum. Lots of interesting history passed through that tavern .
With my luck, I'd make it down to Shawn's boatyard with 6" to spare on the draft, and then, that there tree on the left would have fallen in the ditch, leaving me trapped for about a week.
See any gators Steve?
No, Jim. Should I have seen some??
I've seen photos of them posted from areas as far north as E-City area and as far west as Edenton so I'd think they would be in the Pamlico tributaries too. A Photo of an 800 lb gator hit by a car on US 64 made Facebook last year. The pic showed a Dare police car parked next to it. Made me wonder how bad the damage was to the vehicle that hit it.Funny, we used to take turns dragging each other through the warm sound water by sailboat all the time, I had no idea we were trolling. 800 lb. Gators and 2,500 lb. Great Whites in the sounds? Geez.
I've seen a log on Merchant Mill Pond, west of Eliz City, where alligators bask in the sun. A ranger showed me the worn spots on the log where they climb up, but gators were not around at the time. A small gator was found in a ditch on a farm here in Chesapeake. And I believe they were found as far north as Williamsburg in the 1700/1800s. And I guess there is a reason they named a river the Alligator River.
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