|Ducks in the Harbor planning their course|
The Elizabeth City Welcome Center opened and gave us information to take our own walking tour of the area. John and I walked the area. There were many instances of fine and unusual architecture. This one in right on the corner of the waterfront and it is for sale. The Colonial Oil Filling Station with the original blue tile roof was built in 1931 for the Pure Oil Company and was first known as The Auto Fountain.
Colonial Oil Filling Station
The Visitors Center had a wine and cheese reception at 5 pm for all the boaters on the docks. Each woman was given one of the roses from the rose bushes. There were interesting people here. One sailboat had infantry soldiers from England. They have been doing different legs of a journey that will take the boat back to England. There are many loopers some who started in Michigan, Florida, etc. We met one couple who are Gold loopers. That means they have already completed the loop once.
Everyone watched the bridge maintenance crew all day. At 5:30, they were able to open one half of the bridge and will be operating on a normal schedule tomorrow. The forecast is for rain and I hope it will not be too bad. If we do take off tomorrow, we will be going up the Dismal Swamp route. The Dismal Swamp Canal and lands were once owned by George Washington. I hope to learn more about the history so I can share it with my grandchildren when they read this blog. Also there are two locks to go through.
Lat 36 degrees 17.90 minutes North
Long 76 degrees 13.11 minutes West