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Old 08-31-2015, 01:22 PM   #1
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Meeting people....Not a day goes by.....

it seems that we don't meet some interesting boat people when on the water. This weekend we took a short trip to Bath NC and moored at the State dock...Sunday morning a gentleman stopped by who lives 2 weeks out of the month on his homebuilt 34' sailboat at the adjacent marina. The other 2 weeks he heads to Charlotte to care for his 95 year old mother. He brought us Blueberries! We had a fascinating chat..
A bunch of Dolphins frolic'd around our boat when anchored out in Bath creek Sat. afternoon.

On the way home Sunday we helped tow in a homebuilt 20 ft 2 masted skiff who had run out of wind. He built it out of Oak and Mahogany. He and his daughter were 3 miles from the ramp and rowing! He's thinking of moving from NH, and I had some local info on job opportunities in his Pharmaceutical specialty.

Later, back in Washington we met Captain Jeff who runs the 85' "Belle of Washington"
http://www.thebelleofwashingtoncruises.com/
dinner cruise boat and helps out on the Jeanie B (a 72' steel schooner berthed right next to us) on the weekends. http://www.jeanieb.com/

. Always fun to see the people that come for a 2 hour sailing tour of the upper Pamlico. Then an older gentleman passing through on a Pilgrim 40 from Texas stopped by to chat. There was a nice Selene out of Florida docked for the weekend too..



Always interesting, always fun. We've met a lot of nice people now that we're back on the water...

Heron at the State dock in Bath:



The Admiral, keeping an eye on me! ( I do need constant supervision!)


This retirement thing seems to be working out...

We moor right next to the Jeanie B..

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Old 08-31-2015, 01:54 PM   #2
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We've met a lot of nice people now that we're back on the water...


People engage so easily around boats. Probably wouldn't speak on the street.

I like the scene ashore behind Heron, what is that?
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:00 PM   #3
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People engage so easily around boats. Probably wouldn't speak on the street.

I like the scene ashore behind Heron, what is that?
Hawgwash....Bath is a charming and historic small town. The oldest incorporated town in NC., site of the first library, and where Blackbeard the Pirate lived for a time. Lovely waterfront homes along the creek (like the one in the picture)..The state dock is right in the heart of the historic district (about 3 blocks long) and free for overnighting.
Here's a wider shot of the state dock from shore during an earlier voyage with the marina in the background....

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Thanks Steve. I just hit the satellite and see what a nice area you have. Pretty busy I bet though.

The red building, is that a private home?
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:38 PM   #5
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Thanks Steve. I just hit the satellite and see what a nice area you have. Pretty busy I bet though.

The red building, is that a private home?
Actually not busy at all....Boaters don't seem to cruise much here...Mostly fisherman out for the day. We can do the 3 hours from Washington to Bath during the week and never see another boat! On a weekend, maybe a handful of sailboats and a few runabouts. My wife and I are always amazed at this since it's such a beautiful area to boat..We're used to the Chesapeake where there was always boat activity.
Yes, the red house is a private residence on the creek...

We've been to Bath a half dozen times and only on 2 occasions was there another boat moored there on the State Dock..
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We meet people at docks on a regular basis also, both other boaters and locals out strolling the docks. I generally enjoy these spontaneous conversations very much. In fact if I see someone checking out our boat I'll usually offer them to come aboard and see the inside.

A few years ago, while in Cape May, we struck up a conversation from our transom with a couple on Kayaks. They swung by later with a beautiful photography book of the area for us.
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We meet people at docks on a regular basis also, both other boaters and locals out strolling the docks. I generally enjoy these spontaneous conversations very much. In fact if I see someone checking out our boat I'll usually offer them to come aboard and see the inside.

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I know what you mean....We are just 2 slips out from the Washington Waterfront Promenade... People watching is always interesting!

During a recent Waterfront festival, the view and people watching opportunities were priceless...

It's normally pretty calm, but the occasional weekend festivals are fun..

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