June 12-13

From Georgetown, we successfully made it to Myrtle Beach Yacht Club.  We discovered the Myrtle Beach gnats…those pesty wave runners who jump your waves and add tension to your ride!  Most do not understand boating etiquette let alone safety, as a larger boat is not as quickly maneuvered as their little craft!  But if we ignore them, we do outrun them!  The gnats tend to run in packs…young and old. The scariest are those with 7-8 year olds flopping around in their joy ride!  

We passed under Sunset Beach bridge leading to the beaches of several dear snow birds we have visited!  The day was beautiful and we completed an 80+ mile run to Wrightsville beach,NC!  We stayed at Seapath Yacht Club where our great friends, Kathy and Sandy live.  I added their condo at the docks in photos.  Unfortunately, they were on a trip…but thanks for the goody bag left with the dock master! Yum!  With a courtesy car there, we could provision up and drive to restaurants.  A GREAT stopping place!

June 12, yesterday, was another great ride day.  The skies were black when we left at 7:35am but only a slight shower ensued.  We caught the 8AM WB bridge opening!  A large storm stayed off shore the entire day so we were blessed again to be able to push forward.  We are OK with pushing this trip, because we have seen so many places we want to explore another time and need to keep our deadline.  Everyday is like sitting under a big beach umbrella watching the beautiful scenery pass by! The ICW is one of our national wonders! Dredging is needed to keep it open especially in Georgia…but this could get political, so I will move on!

We arrived in Morehead City Friday evening in time to catch the parade of large craft finishing The Big Rock Marlin Tournament! It is one of the largest tournaments and is held yearly according to our friends!  The dock was rowdy but we were too tired to care! Happy Saturday!  Weekends are full of pleasure craft, traffic increases and we will post later about those gnats!  Hopefully,they will not show up today…of course, I didn’t mention the kid dragging another kid on a tube fast who wanted to circle us to wave jump approaching Wrightsville Beach!  I am talking in no wake areas too!!!!  I got a high five wave though!

  

A fun looking kayak class getting ready to start the class!
  
A FUN LOOKING BEACH ALONG THE WAY
  
OUR ANSWER TO STILL AND HUMID AIR WHILE DRIVING UP TOP!
  
there is an old wives tale we just heard…do not keep babanas on board…she must have had lots of bananas!
    
YESTERDAY THE COLOR WAS MAGENTA. TODAY IT IS ORANGE!
  
SANDY AND KATHYS BEAUTIFUL CONDO ON THE SEAPATH YACHT CLUB DOCKS! BEAUTIFUL!
  
AFTER DINNER ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AT THE OCEANIC RESTAURANT, WE WALKED THE PIER!
  
WE MADE THE 8:00AM bridge opening at Wrightsville Beach…
  
NOW THE COLOR IS PINK! THEY EVEN HAVE A WATERSLIDE!
    
CAMP LEJEUNE
  
GREEN IS THE COLOR NOW!
  
THE PARADE OF BOATS RETURNING FROM THE BIG ROCK TOURNAMENT CATCHING MARLIN! MANY ENDED UP AT OUR DOCKS!
  
THE DOCKS AT MOREHEAD CITY MARINA WERE FULL OF FISHING TIURNAMENT ENTREES. THIS WAS THE LAST DAY!
  
get ready for a rowdy night!!! last night of a long tournament!
  
BUCKET LIST WEARING THE ICW moustache!
 

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