The Sand Dollar Motel
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Home again This morning we awakened to the sound of rain beating on the cabin. A look outside shows bleak surroundings. We are the only transient boat at Casper's Marina. The weather threatens to keep us here unless the front passes over us and we can get ahead of the rain. Maggie goes to shower and I focus on what the weather is doing. If today is looking bad, tomorrow is even worse, with gusty 20 kt northerly winds, cold temperatures and choppy seas. Ugh! I ...
... bridges we played follow the leader thru the Surf City Bridge, 45 minutes earlier than our projected time. This padding in the schedule paid off at the end of the day.
This was an interesting exercise because I got to observe how difficult towing a large, heavy barge can be and the way the tug captain directed the 2 "helper" tugs to maneuver this heavy load. Like everything else, they have a language specific to their task but ...
We found a nice little library in New Bern and did some work in the morning before deciding it was time to get off our butts and start moving. The Croatan National Forest was right nearby and it was a good day to do a little hiking. The hiking is definitely not as challenging as it was in the Appalachians but anything to get moving again is worth it. We found an awesome trail that was actually about 20miles long, so we picked a spot to start and ...
... delicious, fried, ****-shaped balls of corn flour, pure lard and loads of sugar. Mmmm, yummy. They’re served as a complimentary and complementary corrolary to restaurants meals in the US, which consist of even more delicious fat-, salt- and sugar laden deepfried foods in quantities that would make a dinosaurus puke in surfeit. Mrs Henry’s seafood basket, served in the dining room of the unfortunately named Driftwood Motel on Cedar Island, North Carolina, took up ...
... This is were the legendary Blackbeard the Pirate use to hide out. About 3 miles off the coast his ship run aground the "Queen Anne.'s Revenge" that was the end of his pirate days. Arrived at our hotel unpacked and headed out to Atlantic Island to a nice seafood restaurant for dinner. Back to our hotel room to plan the next part of trip.... Bahamas our looking like a possibility ...