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Old 11-21-2014, 05:21 PM   #21
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Thanks for the advice all.
The unfashionable side of coin jock was significantly less expensive and that suited us since we were just overnighting after a long trip down the Chesapeake
River dunes was great.
Oriental city docks are excellent. Will definitely be stopping in there on the way back.
We ended up in new bern at the new bern grand for less than 300 a month!! Very nice place great people a little out of the way but worth the day and the fuel!
So back to work and then head south again in December.
I spent a lot of hours looking for places in or near charleston Almost gave my poor Scottish heart an embolism!
Needless to say we will be looking to stop maybe as far up as myrtle beach, or way south maybe as far as Georgia.
Any continued suggestions from all of you are much appreciated.
Cheers again
When headed into Oriental, check the harbor cam to make sure the city docks have space.

If not, you have some time to make alternate plans.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:37 AM   #22
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The free docks in Oriental are great but limited in space. They opened a new dock I believe last summer which increased their capacity by twice. However during the busy season it is probably going to be difficult finding a place at the free docks.

Personally I enjoyed Onancock. We stayed at the Wharf marina for 2 nights. The town had a farmers market in the town square while we were there. We ate dinner at Blzzoto's Gallery Cafe, one of the top restaurants on our entire trip from Tampa.

Charleston has no good anchorages at least according to Active Captain. Those few that are available apparently have underwater debris that will snag your anchor.
If anyone knows of a good Anchorage with dinghy access to the city please post.
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:14 AM   #23
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The free docks in Oriental are great but limited in space. They opened a new dock I believe last summer which increased their capacity by twice. However during the busy season it is probably going to be difficult finding a place at the free docks.
The town webcam helps pre-scout the docks. If not the docks, the anchorage is very convenient.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:57 AM   #24
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Charleston has no good anchorages at least according to Active Captain. Those few that are available apparently have underwater debris that will snag your anchor.
If anyone knows of a good Anchorage with dinghy access to the city please post.
You can just go up the Ashley River as far as you want to and anchor. Boats sometimes anchor just past Bristol Marina. There's a dock but you are a little far from the city and it's public and I'm not sure I would leave a dinghy unattended there. It's not too far from the City Marina by dinghy.
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:35 PM   #25
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Thanks Ron, I'll keep that in mind on my way south next year.
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Old 11-22-2014, 02:13 PM   #26
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Or you can come few miles further upstream and join the fleet of derelict boats down from my marina.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:17 PM   #27
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Welcome to New Bern. If you need some advice or help, PM me. We are 10 minutes away.
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:45 PM   #28
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We had a great time in New Bern last spring.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:21 PM   #29
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Thanks Ron, I'll keep that in mind on my way south next year.
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Anchor just north of marina and south of the River Dogs Stadium. There is a dock at both locations for a dinghy. You can call a cab to downtown.
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We just stayed at the Oriental dock last night. Always a welcome stop. Water is shallow at the dock 5-6'.
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:43 PM   #31
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Anchor just north of marina and south of the River Dogs Stadium. There is a dock at both locations for a dinghy. You can call a cab to downtown.
That's the area I was referring to in my post. I don't know about the small dock at the marina but I wouldn't leave anything at the other one. It's very public.
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