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

October 11, 2012

Oct. 10 – Southport, NC

Fishy Fishy Café

We finally got a full sunny day, what a welcomed event. Both our days were uneventfully. Stan had another long day on the water, but his timing was perfect for the two bridges that he needed to have opened. He arrived just at the appropriate time and cruised right through. His entertainment this morning was watching a buck swim across the ICW. My first chore for the day was doing laundry…a necessity of life where ever you are. After lunch I checked out the docking available in Southport and then enjoyed looking through a few shops and walking in the sand by the waterfront park. It was a very busy place on such a beautiful day.

Southport is a quaint coastal seaport with tree lined streets featuring some of the largest live oaks in the South. It was established in the last 1700's and was originally called Smithville. The town first grew as a fishing village and military town, but it has become a popular summer resort because of the pleasant climate and healthful sea breezes. Southport is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The town has been observing Independence Day since 1795 and annually hosts the official North Carolina 4th of July celebration.

We are docked at the Fishy Fishy Café's dock. Not a bad dock to be at during the week, but I’m sure it gets very loud on the weekends. We enjoyed one of the best dinners of the season on the deck over looking the water and our boat. I was finally able to get a few pictures today, so I will keep the blog short and include lots of photos.

Homes along the waterfront in Southport
An artist from Raleigh, NC
Fishy Fish Cafe...from the street
Fishy Fishy Cafe...from the dock
Shops in Southport
Fall is definitely here

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