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... almost no traffic either way. With the current astern and not a breath of wind, we finally made the turn-out at G 177. There wasn't enough daylight left to get to Wrightsville Beach (read marinas) so we opted for overnighting at the Carolina Beach State Park Marina. After a really tasty meal of leftovers we played backgammon until time to crash. As Bugs Bunny used to say, "That's all folks," and to mimic Johnny Carson , A
... 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 ...
Now back aboard Rhiannon, heater going and the roughest part of our trip behind us, Maggie and I are anticipating crashing early. Temps tonight are forecasted to be high 20's and we are prepared to stay rather than fight the miserable conditions tomorrow. There's enough reading material and boat projects to keep us occupied, plus a great time to do laundry, and top up water and ...
... the day with a trip to the Fort Fisher Aquarium. We spent more than a few hours gawking at the never ending motion of aquatic life. We walked through the natural coastal habitats of North Carolina, pet some horseshoe crab, watched baby sea turtles glide, observed an instructional dive in the main tank with eels, turtles, sharks & numerous fish (including a Scamp, http://www.reef.org/reef_files/forum_im ...