November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013  Day 8   South for the Winter
Barefoot Marina  
North Myrtle Beach, SC

As planned we pulled anchor early, at 0710 and left Carolina Beach, NC continuing south.  The Cape Fear River was calm today and that is a good thing! By 0900 we passed by Southport, a nice town on the ICW where we stopped last spring. 

Nice house for sale on the ICW
We timed our arrival at Lockwood Folly perfectly at high tide and had no problem getting through the area.  Same story for Shallotte Inlet!  We only had one bridge that needed to open and we did not have to wait for it.  This was a good travel day with calm water under a sunny sky most of the day!
Fishing boat with a following of birds looking for their share

We decided to stop at the Barefoot Marina and spend two nights here, instead of going farther down the ICW to an anchorage. We have some chores to do and we will also meet Bill’s cousin and wife tomorrow night for dinner.