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Anura 16



Joined: 24 Sep 2020
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City/Region: Bethesda
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2023 8:28 pm    Post subject: Dismal Swamp Canal Reply with quote

Just returned from quick trip. Trailered from Bethesda, Arkansas to Elizabeth City, NC and launched from Lambs Marina Camden, NC. Great place easy launch left vehicle and trailer no charge. Randy a local provided help and information. Managed to make the 1130 opening of South Mills Lock. Met one sail boat in canal. Didnít stop at visitors center as we wanted to make the 330 opening of theDeep Creek Lock. Spent the night at the Norfork Naval Station Marina. Took an Uber to motel and restaurant. Left early next morning for South return via the ICW. Arrived at Lambís marina before dark. Trip was to fast would not recommend a repeat, but our time was limited. All we say is we did the Dismal Swamp Canal.
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thataway



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2023 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a heck of a drive just to do the Dismal Swamp Canal! Nice write up. Thanks.

Next do the great loop in 2 weeks? Heck there was a catamaran which went from Orange Beach Al to the Bahamas in one day. (about 800 miles-averaged almost 60 mph on the water.) Left at 3 AM, the Keys for lunch.

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Anura 16



Joined: 24 Sep 2020
Posts: 14
City/Region: Bethesda
State or Province: AR
C-Dory Year: 2000
C-Dory Model: 22 Classic
Vessel Name: SANDPIPER
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iíve read about doing the loop quickly, but I canít quite manage that speed.
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