by Jeff Winter – Loop Ambassador
Albemarle Loop had a busy October with two successful events featuring its primary mission of providing interesting and valuable information about the marinas and towns in and around the Albemarle Sound.
The first event on October 17th specifically targeted the non-boater community to let them know that the Albemarle Loop website is a treasure trove of information about events in the small towns on the perimeter of the sound. This event in the Albemarle Room of the clubhouse featured presentations by two long time Albemarle Region residents, a Loop Ambassador, our own Loop webmaster, and our Social Media expert.
• Where the good eats are located?
• Where kayakers can find the best paddles?
• Where golfers can find the area’s best golf courses?
• Where to find wildlife, especially black bears?
• Where to enjoy drag racing with speed boats?
• Where art courses are located and how to get linked to the best teachers?
On October 28th, about a dozen boaters touring the Loop docked at the AP Marina and were treated to a luncheon reception at Dockside followed by brief presentations by our premier Loop sponsors, Curtis Stokes Yacht Broker and United Country Forbes Realty and Auctions. The main event presentation was given by Robert Creech, an expert on transiting the Intercoastal Waterway, treated us to a pictorial trip south from AP to Fort Meyers, FL. Robert and his wife Kay had wonderful suggestions on the best marinas and moorings in addition to invaluable insights of tricky or even hazardous stretches of the ICW. Later that evening the transients of the Loop enjoyed the OYC annual Illumination of Boats and had a glorious time visiting with OYC members during their “Twilight” event.
Boaters and non-boaters alike can join our 1600+ followers on Facebook at: Albemarle Loop or on Instagram at: @AlbemarleLoop.