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Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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Log Book: Elizabeth City, NC - June 23, 2004

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We have arrived in Elizabeth City around 3 PM, enjoying courtesy docking provided by the town. There was also a library with the Internet access nearby, so we spent most of the afternoon checking and sending our emails, before heading out to the Chinese restaurant for a dinner. We both wished we didn't. For the record never buy two for one whole chickens just because it sounds cheap. The food was atrocious and we have missed the wine and cheese greeting at the dock and an opportunity to meet other cruisers, which is always interesting.

Tobi connected with some friendly folks at the local computer store and we were able to upload our webpage from there and burn some CDs. We went later on back to the library for another few hours of catching up on current events, reading the magazines and, of course surfing the Internet, but in this mental feast we got distracted long enough to loose a sight of Tobi's shoulder bag. Some unscrupulous thief picked it up and walked away without anyone noticing anything. Tobi's address book and wallet were gone. Not much cash in the wallet but some credit cards that she had to cancel. It was a bummer. We went out to watch a movie that night, to take our minds of it all, but "the Terminal" with Tom Hanks felt like another robbery. It was such an unintelligent yawner. The only neat thing was that the theater was also a restaurant and it was quite interesting to see tables and waitresses in otherwise ordinary uptown theater.

Next morning we felt more cheerful. We went out for breakfast to Rachel's place on Main and got talking to a friendly police officer reading the paper at the bar. Really great guy. After awhile we inevitably told him about the stolen wallet, whereupon he got up and got all the paperwork done on the spot. We chatted up little bit more but soon he had to go. Shortly after we got up as well and come up to the cashier to pay the bill. As it turned out the officer even paid for our breakfast. That was the nicest thing. We love this town (minus the Chinese food place and library robbers, that is, of course.)

Useful Links: Elizabeth City Public Boating Information
The Rose Buddies Distance to Ports & Lock Info

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