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New Bern, N.C.
4/20/2017 10:40 PM

As we continue north on the ICW we leave the succession of dredged channels of low mean skinny water
and shallow sounds.  The sailing, at times was tough but the scenery made up for it.

The pull of the tide gets less as we as we go north compared to Georgia where they peak at 9 feet!

We arrived in New Bern, N.C.!  We are thankful for the good weather we had today which allowed us
as easy travel of 22 miles on the Neuse River to get to New Bern.  A trip up the river can be a great
time or a real challenge, depending on the winds because part of the river is 6 miles wide. 
Again, we are thankful for the calm day while on the river!

The rain stayed behind us, thankfully!


 New Bern was named after the capitol of Switzerland and founded by Swiss and German settlers in the 1700's.

Bern, Switzerland, and New Bern, North Carolina, both have the bear as their mascot. 
In New Bern you will see dozens of bear statues dressed in every imaginable costume. 
They are colorful, entertaining and photogenic. 
Below is the "Harvest Bear". 

We are attending the Spring Rendezvous in New Bern with approxiamatley 40 other looper boats and
up to 200 participants.  We plan to be in New Bern until April 29th. 

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