|Best to keep going...|
Reached up Long Bay and into the Old Canal (also known as Indian Ditch). Tacked about ten times down Turnagain Bay until it opened into the Neuse River.
I decided to go over to Vandemere to check out the B&B boat shop and Graham Byrne, the designer of the Florida Everglades Challenge-winning Core Sound boats. The wind was back SW and as I reached NW I noticed a large brush fire in the distance.
|Rain on the Nuese|
It appeared to be just before the Bay River where I would turn to port. As I made about 6 miles across the mouth of the Neuse it appeared that the fire was coming from the Vandemere direction and smoke was funneling right down the river. I opted to bear off west and make it for Swan Creek where we had anchored the first night. I followed my earlier track over the bar and settled in.