Thursday, July 14, 2011

Put the pointy end North

After the boys left we put the pointy end North and cruised from Charleston, through the rest of South Carolina, the beautiful Waccomaw River, into North Carolina, and decided to stop for a couple of days at Bald Head Island North Carolina, where our friends Jeff and Karen and their two labs spent last winter, and have a couple of play days in a really cool place.
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September Song (headed North) out

You would need to pack a lunch before you headed down this dock. Don't forget something, it's a long way back.

Godiva's favorite place while under way. What a face!
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nice homes along the ICW through Myrtle Beach.

Now that's a home away from it all.

Some of the Islands in North and South Carolina are only accessible by ferry.

Only two or three cars at a time.
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The Waccamaw River is the most beautiful thirty miles of the hundreds of miles of the East Coast ICW. (Intra Coastal Waterway) It winds and turns through pristine cypress forests draped with Spanish moss and full of wild life. We always cruise this area in the beauty of the early morning, sipping on coffee, enjoying breakfast on the fly bridge, and taking it all in. Pictures don't do it justice, but I hope you enjoy them.

An alligator crossing the river in front of us.
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That's a nest with a view!

Mom with two baby osprey ready to take a first flight.

This guy has been here in the same position with the same clothes on for the last four years I know of. When you come up on him you wave, but he never waves back.
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This tree looks haunted. It has legs, and can you see the glowing eyes?
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An eagle watching us go by.

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It's always calm on the Waccamaw river. Notice the reflection of the trees on the water.

Another osprey family in the tree overlooking the river.

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After dinner we went back to the boat, picked up the girls, went exploring Bald Head Island on the golf cart, and stopped for ice cream.

Godiva always is a lady and takes her time to eat her ice cream.

Not Cassie. She takes about three bites and it's gone, then she wants some of Godiva's

Our little piggy
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Beautiful homes on the Island all done in traditional seaside architecture.

Great beaches for the girls to play on.

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Eb & Flo's for dinner.

Here's to Bald Head Island.

Electric golf carts are the only transportation allowed on the Island. Four seats please, we have two extra passengers. The girls love exploring on a golf cart.
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Today, Wednesday, was a beach play day after Stephanie and I did a little exploring and shopping in the morning.

The girls had a blast playing on the beach and in the water. It has been a while since we have been somewhere that there was a beach they could run free on.

They do love the beach.
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