Cricket Cove seemed to have been hit by something, whether neglect or bad weather. Look at these poor boats.
Little River, with its ocean outlet, offered casino boats for those looking for a gambling fix.
Arriving at the Sunset Pontoon Bridge at 15 after the hour, we anchored to wait 45 minutes for the on-the hour opening. This was our first pontoon bridge and it was fascinating to watch it spin around and float out of the passage.
OK, so now it is pouring rain, really pouring!! It is kind of nice and a change of pace for us. However, it did alter our plans to dock in Southport for the night. Since we would be unable to explore the village that afternoon, we decided to forge on in the rain and go all the way to downtown Wilmington.
After entering the huge Cape Fear River the scenery really altered. We were now seeing things like the nuclear plant dock, the naval ammunitions depot, gigantic ships and loading docks. Approaching the Elka Glory in the deep channel, we nuzzled up and passed, port to port. Close company!
Arriving at the Wilmington City Docks around 5:00 PM, we executed a perfect landing again with no dock hand assistance. Good job all.
Dan pulled out all of our courtesy flags from the countries we have visited and hung them up top. Looking good!
Steven and Nicole Brit (one of our Southeast Harbor Dr. neighbors) joined us for a delightful dinner at the Little Dipper for fondue. What a fun evening that was!