Mother Nature called for nothing but blue skies and light westerly winds (10 knots) for today. At 08:00, the captain lifted Oasis's anchor and left Oriental for another short day trip . They motored all the way with the help of the jib. From Oriental, Oasis navigated south, went through Adams Creek Canal (about 8 miles long), proceeded through creeks and channels before making her final destination at Beaufort SM 203. In 1996, Blackbeard Pirate's flagship (Queen Ann's Revenge) was discovered in 22 feet of water in the silted inlet just off Beaufort and now Beaufort became a magnet for visitors interested in the life and legacy of America's most notorious maritime thief. Now pirate history lurks everywhere you turn in Beaufort with tours and activities relating to ghosts and pirate lore.
There was bad weather coming for Wednesday, heavy rain and wind blowing up to 35 miles an hour, so the captain decided that it was best to stay put and vigilant. They secured Oasis and spend 3 nights docked at this facility. The sun was out again on Thursday but was much cooler than usual and later in the afternoon, the wind finally diminished. So Jean Guy and Raymond went for a walk to do some sightseeing and took the following pictures.
Old Burial Ground Churches in Beaufort, NC.