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We're taking time to explore North Carolina waters better than before. Several people told us that Edenton at the head of Albemare Sound is a very nice place. However, it is 30 miles up the sound away from the ICW. Further, it is not just any sound but the infamous and treacherous Albemarle. Always before we scooted across the Albemarle as quickly as possible. However, this time the forecast is for four or more days with little or no wind, so the risk is low.
We just arrived here at Edenton at supper time, so we haven't seen the town yet. We did however make some new friends; Phil and Vy on a Catalina 34 at a nearby slip. They live in Columbia, across the sound from here. Chatting with them, I raised the question of Albemarle's reputation. They confirmed it. The sound is shallow, the wind comes from every direction, causing confused seas. and it can come out of nowhere and blow very hard with little warning. Many people have died out on the sound,
and even circumnavigators claim that it can have the roughest waters they've ever seen. Not this week though.
We'll stay here two nights. Tomorrow, I'll let you know what we find here.