Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area/Smith Creek Station
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... informed to where the big commercial vessels were and their headings, so it was easy to avoid them. The Cape Fear pilots are especially good with this and as long as one pays close attention it's not unsafe to slowly make way like this along the side of the ship channel. The sound of big diesel engines from out-of-sight vessels kept the "PAF" (pay-attention-factor) high. Rhiannon's passage up the river was slow and ...
... 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.
... sold on tap at that pub. We got to try 3 different options and they were all pretty darn tasty. I even didn’t mind the IPA which is my least favorite beer. We asked him about places to go in town and he suggested Bon Appetit, a brunch place known for southern food. We put that fact in our pocket and walked around a bit more. After stopping at a cute little coffee shop to warm up our bodies we made our way back to the van and found ourselves a campsite. So as I said before, NC ...
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.
... the end of the night I was in beer and deli Nirvana.
Our final night in North Carolina proved to be a perfect ending to the time spent there. From the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the alluring draw of Asheville, to the grandiose Biltmore Estate, to the incredible kindness of our hosts, Matt, Alicia, Hannah, Ed, Ann, Joe and Grandma (to whom we can never thank enough), North Carolina had treated us extremely well.