Miles cruised 27, fuel purchased $0, slip fee $135, daily high temperature 79°f
Southport is close to the US Marine base of Camp Lejeune . There were Osprey planes flying overhead on practice maneuvers. These planes have wings that convert to helicopter blades for vertical take offs and landings. We could observe them flying overhead as airplanes and then rotate their wings and land like a helicopter.
Just down the road.
Here is a quiz. What is the the combination to the rest rooms at the South Harbor Village Marina. They must not change the combination too often.
We arrived at the Wrightsville Beach Marina at 12:30 pm. It was a short run from Southport with favorable current. We are in a slip right next to the restaurant. I wonder if they will have live music tonight?
This is an interesting restaurant sign. The raven creates the hair for Edgar Allen Poe. The raven, never more.
Priscilla bought me a new Tommy Bahama shirt so all my photos will not be in T-shirts from the Bahamas. This is how I will look when we spend winters in Stuart.
Dale docked the boat in the wind and current like a boss.
We have planned out the remainder of our trip to Norfolk. Here is our itinerary.
April 22 – Wrightsville Beach – 27 miles
April 23 – Swansboro – 55 miles
April 24 & 25 – Beaufort – 25 miles
April 26 – Belhaven – 68 miles
April 27 – Columbia – 52 miles
April 28 – Elizabeth City – 33 miles
April 29 – Welcome Dock – Dismal Swamp – 23 miles
April 30 – Norfolk – 28 miles
Bonus photo. Politically correct bonus photo!
Carl ( Chef ) Wooden – quote of the day.
“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James
William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have labelled him the “Father of American psychology”. Along with Charles Sanders Peirce and John Dewey, he is considered to be one of the major figures associated with the philosophical school known as pragmatism, and is also cited as one of the founders of functional psychology. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked James as the 14th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.