Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

After two days of wind and rain we departed from Mile Hammock Bay, NC motorsailing to Wrightsville Beach. The weather was overcast and we wore jackets all day. Thank goodness the rain had ceased! There were tons of boats, sailboats and motor yachts, all headed south. A cruise liner called the American Star passed us. It was about 3 stories high! We didn't know that they traveled the ICW. It looked like a hotel coming down the waterway and we were not sure if it would be able to pass but it sure did. We arrived in Wrightsville Beach around 3:30 in the afternoon and stopped at Sea Path Marina where Justin used to work. We got fuel and water and were able to see Lynn Perry, one of Justin's friends, who insisted we tie up at their docks for the night. It was great being able to sleep in peace and quiet for the first time in several days. As a matter of fact, it was our first time at dockage since we have begun this trip! We walked several blocks to the Blue Water restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious sea food dinner. Coming back to the boat, I saw a sign welcoming us to Wrightsville Beach. Only then did I realize that we had literally WALKED to Wilmington for dinner!! We needed the exercise.

We returned to the boat and prepared to leave the next morning for Myrtle Beach.

Nelson and Ondra

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