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In North Carolina we stayed in the lovely town of Wilmington which is situated on Cape Fear River. The surrounding estuaries and tidal lagoons team with lovely wildlife and the town itself is home to the Museum of Bizarre which Bella and Freddie loved. See pictures. Next brief stop Williamsburg ...
... that are going on fast, so off we set. The trek starts as a dual carriageway road past the usual motels, large stores and American style fast food places. There are traffic lights on the corner of every block but no pedestrian crossing lights. The day has began very hot and humid, the temperature expected to reach about 100f (36c), the two mad English/Australians are striding out towards our goal, the banks of the Cape Fear ...
... through farmlands growing, okra, beans, corn and tobacco. Our trusty driving companion was guiding us successfully although there were some minor errors in her navigation of our wrong direction correction. The Wilmington hotel was set alongside a major road, as many are, but looked a reasonable find. The receptionist, after telling us how cool it was to see an Australian driving licence and how cool it was to meet people from across the world, told ...
... surprisingly not much success.
So, we have a quick stop at the legendary "North Carolina" battle ship of Workd War II, which is in quite good condition.
Crash into a motel in Plymouth NC, not much here, just resting there before heading further North next day.
... large motor homes or 30 foot plus caravans. Our van at 18 foot looks decidedly a baby in comparison. The camp ground in Wilmington was very nice, with a lovely pool and great facilities and we had lovely neighbours who even gave us produce from their garden! The temperatures had not dropped so our planned walking tour of historic Wilmington (a tour I had done with Cam back in 2010) did not happen. Instead we walked along the waterfront, had ice creams at one of the speciality ...