Hampton Inn Southport
Travel Blogs from Southport
Eastern North Carolina barbecue is unique as the BBQ sauce is made from a vinegar base with hot pepper. We stopped at a Smithfield BBQ restaurant for a pork barbecue lunch complete with hush puppies, cabbage slaw, and potato salad. Wilmington was established as a port city in 1739 and is also well known for its beaches. Jan and ...
... stay at a Motel 6 on my way to DC to break up the drive. But I cancelled that and extended my stay in Wilmington.
I went to the beach a couple of times. Again, a beautiful beach. But both days were pretty windy and chilly and there were zillions of spring break folks everywhere.
Only took two pictures - the beach and the great fire I built. Sorry there aren't more. I guess I was just too busy enjoying my time there ...
... several hundred sailors are away at sea for months on end. What was really interesting was the actual sailors written description of things like the cockroaches and other insects that got into the flour and so into their bread, they called it raisin bread, that they would pick out but obviously eat too. Also the severe restrictions on fresh water, showers were water on for a couple of seconds, then soap yourself, ...
Plans scuppered again by rain! We were going to get the ferry to Fort Sumter this morning but as we left hotel it started raining really hard, the ferry wouldn't be good in this weather, so into car and start drive north. Haven't gone too far when we see a sign for Hampton Plantation and turn into a long sandy drive to take a look. Turns out the house is only open at weekends but the grounds are just lovely, it's so quiet it's actually ...
... 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 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services