We are leaving Wrightsville Beach today after 2 days off with amazing new friends. Stella, Amy and John have opened their house to us, cooked as delicious dinners and pancakes and we are sad to have to go. Chris and Eric at the Carolina Paddleboard Co helped us yesterday with some board repairs; Dennis, CPC’s neighbor, introduced us to his clothing brand and told us about Cape Fear and the history of the Frying Pan Light ship, the one we newyorkers are quite familiar with if you spend your sunsets by the water in Chelsea, beer in hand, seasoned fries on the table 😉
Also a very exciting day today because we’ll be adding a third paddler to this adventure on this next leg to Charleston. I met Ryan back in September during Surf Expo in Orlando. We talked for about 5 minutes about the trip, and stayed in touch over the last few months. He arrived in Wrightsville last night with his girlfriend, Morgan, and in a few minutes he’ll be a honorary SUPergirl for the next 12 days or so hehe
Our destination for today is Cape Fear. Twenty something miles on what promises to be a very summery day! We’ll camp on a beachy island tonight and in 2 days we should be in Myrtle. Hoping to make good progress and get to Charleston before Christmas.