After a late start because of timing the Snows Cut and then having to fight the current and negotiate three bridges that are all on restricted schedules we decided to stop at Surf City, NC. We are at Beach Marine, it is a little pricey ($2 a ft), but it is right in the middle of the town with everything you could need within an easy walk. Some have asked why we are staying at all of the marinas on the way north, and the reason is that it has been over 90 deg every day since we left Fort Pierce and we wanted to plug in to run the AC. We are docked next to a River Cruise boat and a Pirate tour boat and the people seem to have a good time on them. Tomorrow will be another long day as we continue North and plan to stop somewhere around Morehead City or Beaufort NC and then on to Oriental or somewhere in that vicinity the next day.