Beaufort has some great food music and shops. We left Beaufort during slack tide which was around 8am. We started out on Newport River then on to Neuse River, the wind was blowing pretty good so there were 1.5-2′ swells out there. Luckily our course had the waves hitting directly on the bow so the ride was smooth. Turning up Bay River this leads to the Pamlico River which you cross to get on the Pungo River. After a few miles on the Pungo we arrived at Dowry Creek Marina in Belhaven, located 1 mile off the ICW at MM132. My friends on Bayflower were here also, so we all had a great time talking. Mandy and Langdon from Bayflower invited Louis and I to dinner aboard their boat. The Salmon and stories were great and I loved eating in the pilot house. Mandy and Langdon are looping on there beautiful Marlow the Bayflower, I’m looking forward to doing a lot of cruising with them.