Hilton Wilmington Riverside
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... of no wake we have been really good about going slow but when we can we move along, well. apparently even in a open zone you are "responsible for your wake" that's what the coast guard so nicely told us ....it's not written anywhere so we were feeling bad! So example if our wake is bigger and a yahoo power boater doesn't slow down and flips it's our fault and we pay for the damages !!!crazy So lesson learned on that one, apparently it's happened 3 ...
We walked to the beach it was wonderful only a few blocks away, the neighborhood looks much more tropical palm trees you can tell we are getting further South. I was given directions but Bryan's built in compass took us on a alternate route and walla there was the sign to beach :-)
The beach had less surf but lots of fun waves to play in so I was thrilled. The locals here drive their 4 wheel drives right onto the beach ...
... are more typical southern beach style. Today was a sunny, warm day - perfect for visiting beach towns, having lunch by the ocean, taking a ferry from Carolina Beach across the coastal waterways to Southport. Colorful beach houses, gift and antique shops, lots of tourists walking the streets, sailboats on the water. A relaxing ...
... 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 ...
... off quickly. The kitchen brought back memories for Peter of his merchant navy days, especially when he saw the potato peeling machine! Went to a nice restaurant for dinner, I had flounder Francais (not quite sole meunière but good) Peter had osso buco which he didn't seem to like too much then stopped at the little bar across from the hotel for a beer, seemed like it was a neat place - should have gone here ...
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