BEST WESTERN Plus Wilmington/Carolina Beach
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This was a fine overnight. We left Caroline beach at first light and headed back
south on the ICW magenta line.
We arrived Southport early morning in time for me to get set up for work.
Southport is a cute town with some fun shops and interesting restaurants.
we had options to stay at the town dock ( see photo ) that ...
... boring white cooler behind the bar. the bar itself has a maze of odd rooms to hang out in. One was a dark living room with old sofas and chairs and a big screen TV. Then around the corner a sandy outdoor space with corn hole games. picnic tables; and weird water falls with gaudy fish statues.
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 ...
... was a complimentary drink at the bar each night of our stay and breakfast for two. Shortly after reaching our room we tuned into ABC internet radio (incidentally BBC Test Match Special block overseas commentary, yet we hear the very same through ABC Australia, very strange). It was good news for us Poms with a total collapse of the Aussie top order, a reason to go and celebrate. We found a sports bar called the Carolina Ale House and had some ...