We are staying 2 days here because the weather forecast was calling for thunderstorms again. Surf City is a cute little town right on the Atlantic Ocean with a beautiful beach. Surf City is in the middle of Topsail Island which is 26 miles long. It is a very laid back little community and there are no high rises on the Island. We spent the afternoon exploring and had a nice dinner at a restaurant on the beach. We also got some more seafood at a local store.
CO's comments: I am already getting tired of bridge openings on the hour or half hour rather than on demand. It is going to be a long trip to the Great Lakes if this keeps up. A Sea Ray Sundance met us and passed very close without slowing down. 15 minutes later he came by again and passed very close on our starboard and giving us another big wake. We came up to an inlet and he was sitting there; not moving. Then he came barreling past us again at Wrightsville Beach in a no wake zone. We saw him go into a Marine Max with a "For Sale" sign on the back of the boat. After we anchored I called the Marine Max owner and expressed my displeasure. I told him his sales people were giving Sea Ray's a bad name. He apologized and said he would have words with his sales man. At dinner Friday night there was a table full of Marines from Camp Lejeune. I stopped and talked with them and I was asked if I was at Iwo Jima. I said I was not quite that old but I was ready to join them any time. They all gave me a big warm smile and said Semper Fi.
|Pelicans flying in formation |
at the Surf City Beach
|Beach at Surf City, NC |
on April 15, 2011