|super excited about the possibility of riley throwing sand... which she will catch with her whole face.|
So... let's see, we left off at Beaufort, right? We left Beaufort on Friday morning and anchored out at Mile Hammock Bay within a military base. From there we sailed to Wrightsville Beach, and spent two nights at anchor. It had been so long since I had been on the beach! I had forgotten how... (what's a less cheesy word for "rejuvenating???") it feels. Plus, Gidget loves the beach! She's been putting up with a lot on this trip and it was so much fun to see her perk up when her little feet hit the sand. We still had to keep her on a leash, but she ran around in circles on the sand, and in the surf, and "caught" sand that we threw at/to her. I mean, we didn't bring any actual balls with us, so we had to improvise. It was a lot less mean than it sounds, and she had a blast.
Our friend James, that we had met back at the marina in Washington, came to Wrightsville and took Riley out to pick up a few supplies. We so appreciated that! Then he and his wife met us again yesterday, and sailed with us to Carolina Beach. We really enjoyed having them along! It's neat because James had been in on this trip from the beginning; he had seen Winbrandt in her original condition, and worked on his own boat alongside us in the boatyard while trading expertise back and forth with Riley. Having him and his wife Amy join us for this leg of the trip was really a great way to bring this endeavor full circle.
|photo courtesy of our friend James|
|Carolina Beach State Park|
We spent last night at the marina at Carolina Beach State Park. It was our first stay at a dock since we left a week ago. They had showers! And washing machines! And pizza delivery! And electric for our heater! It's funny how the simplest things now feel like luxuries. We left feeling refreshed and ready to get our hands dirty again. Next stop... Southport!
linking up with Sami today!