A Long Weekend – Helen 05/25/2014

We are tied up to the Beaufort Docks and I am sitting in the cockpit watching the boat traffic going up and down Taylor’s Creek. There is every sort of boat out here from simple fishing skiffs to multi-million dollar yachts. Some are just wandering back and forth while others are preparing to dock here. It feels like we are sitting in Walmart’s parking lot watching rush hour traffic on I-40!

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Oyster beds in the tidal flats near Beaufort. A stop on our dinghy ride.


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Descendants of Spanish horses along Taylor Creek near Beaufort.


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Suzy Q has a special interest in equine behavior. Purely scientific of course.

Bryce and I got here on Friday morning well before all the other holiday boaters. We have been doing a lot of nothing, which is very unusual for the two of us. Usually we have specific goals to accomplish but this weekend we just kicked back and lazed around. Yesterday we took the dinghy to the back side of Carrot Island and had a picnic- along with the occupants of about fifty other small boats. This morning we dinghied to the end of Taylor’s Creek and saw some of the wild horses that have lived on these barrier islands for a couple hundred years. Tomorrow it is back to Oriental and reality!

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