Friday, May 10, 2013

From Wrightsville Beach Back to Charleston

The sailing being done for this trip, we spent the morning seeking a longer term haven for the Black Dog. She needs to be there for a wedding next week, then Bob and Ronda will take a short anniversary cruise for themselves.. We wound up in a berth at the Sea Path Marina. It is a nice little place, and the people were quite friendly, and they got us setup pretty quickly. We were able to have a nice hot shower after cleaning up the boat and packing up out gear. We wanted to be presentable for the parade, as we were pretty sure that rounding Cape Fear would warrant a hero's welcome in the town. Bob thought we might even get presented with the key to the city. But the people of Wrightsville were strangely unimpressed. It almost seemed as if they were unaware of our magnificent feat! Sadly, there was no parade.

Not seeing any reason to stick around, we hot footed it back to Charleston courtesy of Enterprise. We made it back in time to meet up with Bob's wife, Ronda, for dinner at Virginia's. The shrimp and grits were all that I has been hoping for. The only thing missing was my wife, for the perfect double date. We ended our night at the old haunted county jail for a ghost tour. I can't wait to get my daughter on a ghost tour. Spooky!

Tomorrow will be a casual day downtown, soaking up some local culture, and then a flight back home to my own family tomorrow night. Is been a good trip but I do miss them and wish they could be here.

1 comment:

Bromptonboy said...

A few new stanzas to be added to the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner now? ;)