The trip north from Charleston was delayed a few hours to let the black ice melt off the bridges and as I drove north, saw tons of branches and trees down along the highway. It was as if Mother Nature did some spring cleaning of all the pine trees. In Alaska, when we got ice storms, the trees and bushes would lean way over and almost touch the ground, but not break. So it was interesting to see the volume of damage from this ice storm.
I arrived mid-afternoon at Fort Fisher AFB Recreational Center, near Kure Beach, North Carolina. I was the only one in campground when I arrived. By sunset, had 2 others show up.
|Bath House with Laundry|
Despite the simplistic nature of this building. Has a very nice laundry (free) and the restrooms/showers are clean as a whistle too.
|See the ocean?|
I didn’t see it either. If I hadn’t known the ocean was right on the other side of those condos, you could have fooled me we were only 300 yards from the ocean in this campground.
|Lazy Daze – isn’t she pretty?|
I picked the west side of this campground to park, as the prevailing winds are from the west – southwest and occasionally from the northwest. Surprised me that they don’t get much from the ocean.
|Center – one deer|
Was pleasantly surprised to see a deer feasting at sunset way out here on this little spit of sand that is between the Atlantic ocean and the Cape Fear river. Did he swim here? Or did he come thru those condos or what. It was neat however he came.