November 5 Wrightsville Beach to Shallote Inlet

The anchorage this morning was as calm as glass. So different from the windy day yesterday; cloudy and overcast though.



We pulled up anchor at 07:30 and motored past these homes.


Other photos of what we see today:

The ocean on our port sideIMG_1524

Two sailboats beached; most likely from Florence


Docks damaged


Found a boat for you, Jim; and she’s a beautyIMG_1552

Trucks out on the sandbar by the ocean inletIMG_1556

ICW marker mile; we were at Mile 0 in NorfolkIMG_1565

Carolina BeachIMG_1568

Waiting for a barge to get through the current at Snows CutIMG_1570

Orange sand banks falling away in through Snows Cut


A very large house with 4 garages and a breezewayIMG_1582

Cape Fear RiverIMG_1591

MOTSP – Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point (police patrolled and warnings to keep out)



Getting a good push from the tideIMG_1628

Southport ferryIMG_1610



Southport MarinaIMG_1638

Redhead (owner is Jeff Siegel who sold Active Captain to Garmin)IMG_1639

Mile marker on the ICWIMG_1643

Quite the stairwayIMG_1650

Locals at the beach; waves coming in from the oceanIMG_1666

Beautiful homesIMG_1670

More damaged docksIMG_1674

And look what Mike noticed! A fishing boat for RichIMG_1679

Pelican taking a breakIMG_1681

Shrimp boatIMG_1683

A stairway to the topIMG_1694

Another casualty of FlorenceIMG_1699

Inlet View restaurantIMG_1701

You can tie up to the dock for free if you eat at their restaurant. We did this with Amazing Grace in 2014 and enjoyed a great meal. Unfortunately they are now closed on Monday and Tuesday. When motoring in, we didn’t stay close enough to the dock and ran aground. Fortunately, we were on a rising tide and after a few minutes were able to get free. The current in here is wicked. We tied on to the dock at 14:30. Absolutely no one around. Two large boats in here though. And no cell service here either. But some glorious sunsets! I’m sure you’ll agree. I couldn’t pick just one.



Today we travelled 40.9 nm.

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