North Thru Georgia & the Carolinas

Fully vaccinated, it was finally time to leave Florida to begin our trek north. We’re looking forward to having a little more fun after this long COVID nightmare!

The “wild” horses on Cumberland Island, Georgia looking pretty tranquil

Always a surprise to see an American Cruise Line ship passing by on the ICW. Although micro-sized at “only” 194′ long with 100 passengers, the waterway isn’t always spacious or deep in many spots. There are many areas WE avoid at low tide & we only draw 3′!

You’ve heard of Georgia mud? This is a Georgia reed dam against the bow of our boat after being anchored overnite. Took over 15 minutes to get our anchor chain & bridle clear.

Yeah! Got Lori on a bike while on Jekyll Island. Extremely scenic & flat!

One morning at 6:41, captured both the moon setting & turned around for the sun rising.

Photo bombed! While stepping back to photograph our first almost indoor dining in 1 1/2 years, our waiter Marques casually cruised right in! Joseph’s Italian Bistro in Southport, NC, is our favorite Italian restaurant and Marques always makes it fun & memorable!

Lori is still busy with her Etsy Shop jewelry creations, even if getting them shipped out sometimes requires long walks to a postal box. Check her out her latest at: Lori’s Etsy Shop Craft MadeIn

Rewarded with back-to-back donuts! Britts Donut Shop on the boardwalk at Carolina Beach, NC is often rated in the top 5 of all donut shops in the U.S. For 82 years, serving only one variety of donut (glazed, with a slight crisp). We even adjusted our schedule, skipping Charleston, just to make Carolina Beach on a weekend when they’d be open.

Wanting to support ALL donut shops, we continued walking to Wake & Bake Donuts just past the Post Office – how convenient!

A beautiful sunset the night before we depart Carolina Beach for  just one more stop in North Carolina at the little town of Belhaven.  We’d really, really like to stop at our two favorite Belhaven restaurants, Spoon River and The Tavern at Jack’s Neck, but the timing may not work out.  While COVID restriction have been lifted, we’ve learned they can’t get enough staff to work to fully open – a huge problem everywhere from what we’re seeing up the east coast.

Thunderstorms every few days are also ruling our travels, especially in North Carolina. In the coming days, we’ll push thru to Virginia, passing thru Norfolk & then head up the Chesapeake Bay.  Our rough plan is arriving in to Connecticut around the first week of June.

4 thoughts on “North Thru Georgia & the Carolinas

  1. Glad you guys are on the move, hoping for a better summer! Talked to Lily and Benj yesterday, they are very exited about the new place. We are trying to go up Memorial Day weekend although they won’t be moved yet. Iz is coming for a visit jn June, it be nice to see her. Safe travels hopefully we can see you in a couple of months!

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    • Isn’t it wonderful about that new place?! And it happened soooo fast.
      I hope you can visit them on the holiday and then look forward to seeing Izzy soon after.
      Thanks, hope to see you this summer!

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  2. Nice to see you guys on the move and enjoying some freedom. At least the boat life afforded you a pretty good platform to live isolated. I’ve been out working in this stuff almost the entire time. Well at least since about 5-2020 when my company quit locking us outside sales guys down. I’m in the commercial trucking world and things never really stopped. Somebody’s got to bring all the stuff everyone’s been consuming while at home, lol. I’ve been traveling, eating out doing mostly what I did only with the mask some. I guess I’ve been lucky. 2nd shot for me Friday. I’m beyond done worrying about it, Covid burn out for all of us. Looks like you guys may be in the neighborhood of BFT? I’ll keep an eye out for you anyway. We are closing on our new place their Monday….hopefully. Safe travels and enjoyed the read.

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    • Being vaccinated is so good for the soul and social life! Glad you are almost there! Congrats on almost there on your new place! I’d wondered how that was progressing. We pulled a Charleston and ended up skipping BFT. We did wave though.
      The travel conditions have been difficult and uncertain so we are hanging out in Belhaven for a few days, always a good stop.
      Bummed that SpoonRiver isn’t open on Wednesdays right now but pizza from Jack’s will do for our anniversary dinner.
      Hopefully we can stop in BFT in the fall!

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