TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 60 NM
DOCKED AT: SEAPATH YACHT CLUB AND DOCK
ICW MILE MARKER: 284
SUNRISE: 6:39 SUNSET: 7:46
HIGH: 81 LOW: 51
TODAY’S BRIDGES: 2
1. SOCASTEE SWING BRIDGE 371
2. LITTLE RIVER SWING BRIDGE 347.3
Once again, and for the last time, we set out this morning with Rho-Jo in the lead. Today they will be completing their Loop and returning to their home in Carolina Beach, SC. We captured them reentering their home state of North Carolina at MM340.9.
|RHO-JO BACK IN NORTH CAROLINA|
Sunset Beach Pontoon Bridge is the last remaining pontoon bridge on the Atlantic portion of the ICW. There are efforts to preserve this historic bridge and we wish them success.
We entered the Cape Fear River with quaint Southport to our port and isolated Bald Head Island to our starboard. The current was whipping at 4 NM and our speed was immediately reduced to a mere crawl until we entered Snows Cut. Exiting the Cut, we waved good bye to Ronda and Joe as they headed down to their Carolina Beach home and we set off towards Wrightsville Beach.
We passed by our own South East Harbor boat docks, marveling at the extremely low tide due to the full moon cycle. A little further on, we viewed the distressed sailboat, just waiting for the tide to come in and set them free.
|OUR SOUTH EAST HARBOR COMMUNITY DOCK|
|LISTING SAILBOAT WAITING FOR A LIFT|
Seapath Yacht Club and Marina proved a convenient place to dock with a loaner car that patrons could use for an hour or so and nearby restaurants. We took advantage of this and headed to our beloved La Costa Restaurant on Market Street for our fill of real Mexican food.