We cruised a few long days in order to make landfall at Manteo, NC. We took advantage of good weather to put some miles under the keel and make, of all things, a scheduled stop. Normally a foreign thought aboard Maerin, we initiated the travel-on-a-plan mode to put us in Manteo during the week before the Memorial Day holiday. The reason was to visit with sister Lisa and have a look at the new beach house – The Breakers located in Southern Shores, NC on the Outer Banks.

Manteo is a bit off the beaten path of the ICW, but a nice diversion. Manteo is an historic place, located on Roanoke Island, and home of the Lost Colony. Lots of history here. The folks at the municipal marina were friendly and helpful, the facility is very nice, with new docks right on the Manteo waterfront. Several restaurants and a multitude of “arty” shops are nearby, with the

The visit with family was great, a bonus with nephew Nelson in attendance as well. The beach house is delightful, and we were happy to spend a day at the beach with family and all four dogs, all of whom got along well. It must be the beach atmosphere! We moved on before the holiday, heading to Great Bridge as our next stop, then on through Norfolk with hops up the Bay at Deltaville, Solomon’s and a visit with Chapter III, and then on to Stansbury, where we arrived on Memorial Day around 1730.

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