SOUTHPORT,CAPE FEAR,BALD HEAD ISLAND

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

THIS WAS A SHORT TRIP FROM MYRTLE BEACH BUT WE ARE TAKING OUR TIME AND STOPPING AT ALL THE POINTS OF INTEREST WE MISSED LAST TRIP.LITTLE RIVER  AND CALABASH CREEK HAVE SEVERAL GREAT ANCHORAGES AND CALABASH SHRIMP---YUM-YUM-----NOT QUITE SURE HOW THEY PREPARE IT BUT IT IS SO GOOD.THERE IS A PONTOON BRIDGE AT SUNSET BEACH IT IS THE LAST REMAINING PONTOON BRIDGE ON THE ATLANTIC ICW ( A FEW EXIST ON THE GULF COAST ICW IN TEXAS).A NEW HIGH RISE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION BUT THEY WILL HISTORICALLY PRESERVE THE PONTOON BRIDGE AND CONTINUE TO DECORATE IT AT CHRISTMAS.IT ONLY OPENS EVERY HOUR SO YOU HAVE TO TIME YOUR ARRIVAL BECAUSE THE CURRENT IS SWIFT AS YOU APPROACH CAPE FEAR RIVER.SOUTHPORT IS AN ATTRACTIVE OLD SOUTHERN TOWN LOOKING AS THOUGH IT ESCAPED THE CIVIL WAR WITH BOTH GRACE AND GOOD FORTUNE.THE YACHT BASIN STILL FLOURISHES TODAY WITH FISHING BOATS,SHRIMP BOATS AND THE BASE FOR THE CAPE FEAR PILOTS.MANY HUGE SHIPS PASS THROUGH IN AND OUT OF THE OCEAN AND WHAT BETTER PLACE TO WHAT THAN THE RIVERFRONT PARK SWINGS.THE RESTAURANTS ALL OFFER FRESH SEAFOOD AND LOW COUNTRY COOKING.THERE ARE SEVERAL FAST FERRIES FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CARS FOR OAK ISLAND TO FORT FISHER THE OTHER FERRIES ARE  FOR PEDESTRIANS ONLY NO CARS ARE ALLOWED ON BALD ISLAND .NO CARS,NO CARES,NO CROWDS.JUST THE SECURITY OF A 10 ACRE HARBOUR SURROUNDED BY A CHARMING VILLAGE,WITH ACRES OF NATURAL BEAUTY STRETCHING OUT IN EVERY DIRECTION.14 MILES OF PRESTINE BEACHES,ACRES OF SALT MARSH,AND THE BALD HEAD ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE.WE HAD A GREAT TIME ROAMING THE STREETS AND SHOPS WITH MR.DACH IN HIS PET STROLLER AND BEING WELCOMED BY THE TOWN.WE FELT LIKE WE LIVED HERE ALL OUR LIFE EVERYONE SO DARN FRIENDLY(EVERYONE CALL YA  DARLIN,AND YOU ALWAYS BEING BLESSESD)'OUR NEXT STOP WILL BE WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH,N.C. 
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