Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
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We awakened to dense fog this morning that never seemed to burn off. Since we weren't leaving until 1100 because of adverse tide in the Cape Fear, we didn't pay much mind ---- except, when 1100 rolled around, the pea soup fog was still with us. I thought it would soon burn off but was wrong. We traversed the stretch from St. James Marina to Southport at idle, barely making two knots SOG. At Southport, with nearly zero viz, ...
... many gracious people on this trip & got to know them personally.
We will have a nice breakfast out and take advantage of this classy place tomorrow Am. Drew is holding up but hope to have Dr. apt. in line tomorrow am.
Had planned Backgammon tonight but ol' Eagle eyes' is asleep, so will get my book out.
The next morning we drove into Wilmington. I had read that downtown Wilmington had a pretty nice atmosphere and we were not disappointed. We walked around Front Street and the Pier and enjoyed North Carolina for the first time since we had entered it. I don't want to completely knock down NC and I think we just missed some of the really good stuff. Asheville and the Appalachian part of NC is supposed to be beautiful and worth a stop. We just happened to drive through there really ...
We awakened this morning to 44 degrees, 20 mph northeast wind, and an anchor that was buried in the hard sand bottom of Banks Chanel, After considerable effort and super numb hands, Maggie and I got the anchor up and aboard as we headed down Masonboro Sound and the short cut thru Shinn Creek to the ICW. Now we were headed dead downwind and that lessened the effect of the bone chilling wind.
... and vanished just about as quickly, however in a tent, it felt like it was out for a while. I knew I was safe however, because I had talked with the ranger earlier that day and he said he was looking out for all the campers. I later found out freak storms like that are uncommon in months like January. There weren't any trees or branches down at all in camp. I think everything is just a bit intensified when you're waken in the middle of the night, with only nylon ...