DAY 90 - BELHAVEN TO COINJOCK (88.6 Mi.) (Mi. 202 to Mi. 136)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 ~ We left the dock at 7:30 am on a calm but cool morning (59 F) for a 10 mile cruise on the Pungo River. We then entered the Alligator River-Pungo River Canal for 20 miles. This is a scenic, heavily wooded but relatively narrow canal. The waters were extremely calm today, almost without a ripple. At 9:00 am we entered the 25 mile long Alligator River. Here we saw a lot of playful dolphins. After the Alligator River we are in the Albemarle Sound (14 mi.). There are numerous crap pots to watch out for, but 99% were not in the channel if we stayed on the magenta line. Only Albemarle Sound and the North Carolina Cut are left before we reach our destination. At 11:30 am we docked at Coinjock Marina, Coinjock, NC. (Mi. 50). This was our fastest run so far, averaging 22 miles per hour.
|Homes along the North side of the Pungo River.|
|Entrance to the Alligator River - Pungo River Canal|
and the Wilkeson Bridge in the background.
|Calm waters in the Alligator River -Pungo River Canal.|
|Years ago there was a forest fire so there are a lot of dead|
trees and tree stumps but the secondary growth is starting.
|Look at the reflection in the calm water of the canal.|
|The Alligator River Bridge (vert. cl. 14') at mile 84.2 opening.|
The Alligator River was also very flat.
|Our location on the ICW at Coinjock, mile 50.|