Our cruise to Georgetown was so fabulous...peaceful and serene. Being on the Waccamaw River, visiting Georgetown and especially the Osprey Marina, made us both homesick for the Neuse River and New Bern NC. Being able to drop the anchor in a quiet anchorage for an afternoon swim or an overnight, is something we have missed terribly.
We love the beaches of NC, and have enjoyed our stay at Carolina Beach…but it’s time for us to move on. There is no anchoring or quiet anchorages near Carolina Beach. You can’t just toss out the anchor and go for a swim in the Cape Fear. It seems you are either in the shipping channel, or trying to run aground! We have enjoyed the fabulous little restaurants and pubs, and the bike rides around the Island. We’ve done a whole lot of eating and loved every minute! Tivo has especially loved the walks on the beach!
Carolina Beach is a great jumping off point to visit Wilmington (lock your boat), Southport, Bald Head Island and Wrightsville Beach. Also a great starting point for a cruise into South Carolina, like our Georgetown trip.
Tom and I are having a blast with our little adventures. We so envy those who can travel for long periods of time. But we are happy that we can be “mini snow birds” by traveling up and down our own NC coast. This year it has been the Cape Fear for Winter and Spring, and the Neuse River for Summer and Fall. Next year we might shoot for the Pamlico River near Belhaven or Washington.
Anyway, we’ll be leaving Carolina Beach at the end of this month for a cruise back to New Bern. It’s a 3 day journey and we will probably not linger along the way. If we have good weather, we might be able to do it in two. Our destination for the Summer will be the New Bern Grand Marina. It’s just a few miles up River from where we started at Northwest Creek Marina. We hope to reunite with some old friends there, and meet new friends at the Grand.
We are so looking forward to throwing out the hook, and watching the world go by for a little while. There is just something so special about hanging on the hook and recharging the ole batteries.
Wilbur’s Chicken…here we come!