May 7, 2014

May 5-7, 2014  Days 8-10  Heading North!
At anchor
Carolina Beach, NC

We spent three nights at the Barefoot Marina in North Myrtle Beach. This gave us time to visit friends, provision the boat, and do some chores.

Joyce and Margi went to the grocery store Monday morning. Joyce and two other boaters treated themselves to pedicures in the afternoon.  Bill got the exterior of the boat cleaned!  We went to dinner at the closest restaurant that evening and had a light meal.
Tuesday was spent doing laundry (Joyce) and working on the dinghy motor (Bill). We had not used the dinghy since last fall, and it may have moisture in the gas tank. After several attempts to solve that problem it still does not run, so we will have to take it to a Honda dealer when we get home.  

Bill’s cousin, Bill and his wife Diane, drove to see us from their nearby home in Sunset Beach. We spent time visiting on our boat and then went to dinner at a very nice Italian restaurant. It is always so good to see them when we arrive at Barefoot. Next fall they hope to join us for a boat trip!

We left the marina before 0800 and once again Rick and Margi were there to help with our lines and see us off.  We said goodbye with hugs – we will not see them until next winter.  We traveled north for about seven hours to our anchorage in Carolina Beach.  Lockwood Folly has been dredged and that was a blessing!  The Cape Fear River also behaved today with only a one foot shop at most.  It was a good travel day!

Tomorrow we will continue on journey north and plan to anchor again.