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This was a fine overnight. We left Caroline beach at first light and headed back
south on the ICW magenta line.
We arrived Southport early morning in time for me to get set up for work.
Southport is a cute town with some fun shops and interesting restaurants.
we had options to stay at the town dock ( see photo ) that ...
... boring white cooler behind the bar. the bar itself has a maze of odd rooms to hang out in. One was a dark living room with old sofas and chairs and a big screen TV. Then around the corner a sandy outdoor space with corn hole games. picnic tables; and weird water falls with gaudy fish statues.
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 ...
... a couple of miles the road starts to get more leafy, the trees start to gather Spanish Moss and the humidity starts to really take its toll. We pass old Methodist Chapels built in that southern American grandeur, beautiful homes with seats on the front verandas and many signs telling the stories of daring do and extolling the heroism of the locals in the civil war past. We reach the town of Wilmington and it seems very nice but ...
... my friends! I tried to get everyone in the water and to hangout so we could forget about the discomfort but it was hard to ignore... so we packed up camp and got off that beach.
We stopped to grab breakfast and walked around a bit, but I couldn't drag it out any longer and make them stay... so we went our separate ways...
The first night and day were wonderfully fantastic! But from the rain on... it was " a fiery hell on ...