Staybridge Suites Wilmington East
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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... temps went down to the 30s. Around 2am I was roused by a bright light and thunderous crash right over head, this startled me and I immediately sat up to track the storm that was now tinkling teaspoons of rain droplets over my tent. I did the, 'watch for lightning count seconds between the thunder crashing'...there were no seconds between the two... sure enough the storm was directly over head, directly above the towering pines surrounding me. The rain didn't grow much ...
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