A Hidden Gem, Cape Lookout Harbor

Over the years we have been privileged to visit some truly wonderful anchorages in remote places like Greenland, Svalbard and Labrador. But you don’t have to travel to the high latitudes to discover a real gem.

On the way south this fall we spent five glorious days at Cape Lookout Harbor. Despite the anchorage’s location just 10 miles from the bustling harbour of Beaufort, North Carolina and even though the annual fall migration of boats down the Intracoastal Waterway and offshore was still in full swing, we rarely had more than half a dozen boats sharing this anchorage that can easily accommodate a hundred.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 18 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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