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

October 7, 2013

Oct. 6 - Snead's Ferry, NC

Mile Hammock Bay - Anchorage 

Today we treated ourselves to a relaxed morning and a short travel day. The one thing we've read a lot about before coming to Swansboro was the 50s dining named Yana's, so this morning we decided we'd check it out. 

Yana's Ye Olde Drugstore is an authentic 50's Restaurant featuring "made from scratch" specialties including Southern and diner food, and people line up early to get a table. A jukebox stands at the front of the restaurant, belting out favorite sock-hopping tunes, and there's more memorabilia on the walls than you can take in during one visit. A large statue of Elvis greets you at the door and Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and more Elvis pictures and life size posters are everywhere...including the bathroom. Going here is as much about the experience as it is about the food. The staff is full of southern charm and makes everyone feel like they're a regular. 

After our lazy morning and early lunch we said good-bye to the friendly staff at Casper's Marina and traveled 16 miles to a little anchorage just north of Snead's Ferry. Our wonderful weather finally disappeared this afternoon...it began to rain as we were anchoring, light in the beginning, but by sunset it was pouring. We were both glad it was a short day. Two more days and we should have The Pearl tied up in her winter home.

Swansboro is a cute little town with antique shops and boutiques long Front Street...unfortunately most were closed this morning.
Yana's Ye Olde Drugstore
Welcome to Yana's!
It's a small place and the tables are squeezed in close
I think we had the best table in the restaurant...we were in a little corner where no one need to squeeze by.

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