"2000, November 15-16 ICW Trip Beautiful Anchorage" Top 5 Page for this destination Wrightsville Beach by grandmaR

Wrightsville Beach Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 108 photos

November 15, 2000

As we went through the Wrightsville Beach bridge, I was telling Bob to look for a marker to go into Wrightsville Beach to anchor. He was looking on the wrong side of the channel, plus that was the marker that DENALI ROSE had reported was gone. So we missed the turnoff, which is almost as bad as missing the turnoff on the freeway.

However, I knew there was another way to get there and we didn't have to turn around. We came in Shim's Creek instead of going in the Mott Channel to the Banks Channel to Wrightsville Beach and anchored by 2:45 pm after 42.1 miles at 5.4 mph and a total trip of 381 nm. We anchored below the Mott Channel (where we should have come in) next to a little yellow boat with what looked like a string for an anchor rode. BIT OF HEAVEN joined us later.

Up on the other side of the Mott Channel by the fixed (low highway bridge) was where most of the boats anchored. That's the area marked anchorage on the chart. The boats up there included GEMINI and PATIENCE rafted with LADY L. We had dinner as the sun set. We went to bed with the quilts again, and listened to NPR, and had 3 oil lamps. It wasn't as cold as last night. I think the lamps cause some condensation on the overhead. Some black birds came and sat on our jib sheet and life lines. Bob did change the battery in the lamp so it was bright enough to read by.

November 16, 2000

A bird came by and looked at us inquiringly this morning. BIT OF HEAVEN left early, and the little yellow boat with its yellow dinghy also goes. We are going to Bald Head and want to wait until later to leave because of current in Snow's Cut and the Cape Fear River.

Next: Bald Head

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  • Jun 1, 2008 at 7:53 AM

    Close the place, tables not clean, very dirty. Service useless and food served undercook and rotten. Had to beg to be served, no response from management about it. We left our food on the table, paid and walked out. Stay away from this nightmare.


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