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In North Carolina we stayed in the lovely town of Wilmington which is situated on Cape Fear River. The surrounding estuaries and tidal lagoons team with lovely wildlife and the town itself is home to the Museum of Bizarre which Bella and Freddie loved. See pictures. Next brief stop Williamsburg ...
... touristy. The Cape Fear River strikes a wonderful picture with the occasional paddle steamer, the US Coastguard and the imposing USS North Carolina on the other shore. A small boat takes tourists across the river for $8 return, to visit the battleship. We take the journey, it is obvious that the deck hand is new to the job as the Captain (rather an extravagant title for a boat so small) makes his life pretty hard going for him ...
... through farmlands growing, okra, beans, corn and tobacco. Our trusty driving companion was guiding us successfully although there were some minor errors in her navigation of our wrong direction correction. The Wilmington hotel was set alongside a major road, as many are, but looked a reasonable find. The receptionist, after telling us how cool it was to see an Australian driving licence and how cool it was to meet people from across the world, told ...
... surprisingly not much success.
So, we have a quick stop at the legendary "North Carolina" battle ship of Workd War II, which is in quite good condition.
Crash into a motel in Plymouth NC, not much here, just resting there before heading further North next day.
... going all the while proclaiming his harmonica maestro-ness and love for slapping a bag of Franzia.
I awoke Saturday and road my bike to West Onslow Bridge for sunrise (see picture). The "spoil areas" were far from spoiling. There were endless white egrets, terns, drum, blue crabs and flounder lurking about. On the ride back I discovered what a South wind in the face feels like. We all got coffee and omelets at the Beach House and played a game of cornhole ...