Myrtle Beach Days
08 May 2019
We stayed for a mini vacation. Carl has always loved Myrtle Beach and this is a nice marina, so we just decided to stay for a while. We read our books by the pool and took long walks on the endless boardwalks around the three marinas and along the ICW. Myrtle Beach has over a hundred golf courses. Being here always reminds me of my Dad. He loved to play golf and he came here to play with his golf buddies every year. We found a great breakfast place called Sunny Side Grill. We stayed an extra day to wait out some thunderstorms.
We left MBYC at 8:20a.m. and we motored up the Little River to Southport, N.C. We tied up at South Harbor Village Marina at 1:15. We had lunch at the Rusty Hook, a new restaurant here. The wind roared all afternoon.
We had planned for a long day of travel, but we stopped short as the tide was running out and we were running out of options. We stopped at Harbor Village in Hampstead near Surf City. This was a new stop for us. It is a beautiful community of homes and slips. The dock master met us on the first dock at 1:15 p.m. He gave us a ride to the office in a golf cart. After a few boat chores we had the afternoon to relax. I made a pizza and we took a walk around the neighborhood after dinner. It was a quiet night.
We were up early and left the dock just behind our neighbors at 7:30 a.m. We had .2 feet under our keel at the dock and were unsure of the channel depths here. Our neighbors, on an Albin 35 power boat, took and reported soundings for us. No problems as we reentered the ICW. It was a sunny day. We saw lots of military boats as we transited Camp LeJeune. We reached our destination at Moorehead City and tied up at the City Yacht Basin at 4:45.