"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 15, 2011

July 14 - Carolina Beach, NC

Day 118 - Welcome to North Carolina
Carolina Beach State Park Marina
We crossed into North Carolina just after leaving the marina this morning. There were a lot of people on the water...fishing, jet skiing and cruising around. What a difference a day can make, a front came in last night and the temperature stayed in the mid 80s all day. Much more pleasant today.

We are docked at Carolina Beach State Park. It seems like a very nice marina but it doesn't look like it is used much. The park is located on a triangle piece of land known as Pleasure Island, which lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River.  We rode our bikes around the park and then hiked a few of the trails through the woods. The park is known for the Venus flytraps that grow in the wild here...we couldn't find any of them but we did see quite a few deer. We ate dinner on the deck since the weather was so nice and enjoyed a pretty sunset.

Southport, NC
First tanker we have seen in a long time
Carolina Beach State Park Marina
Pictures from our hike

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