We arrived at Wilmington Marine Center on the 21st of April and docked into our assigned slip, where Misty will spend the summer at our camp on Nicatous Lake. We spent the next twelve days in Wilmington. Steve went back to Charleston and picked up the truck – another Greyhound story. Suffice to say that if you can help it, NEVER take a Greyhound bus!
We got some repairs done on the boat and got her all cleaned up. While in Wilmington, we did some sight-seeing and checking out the area. We are always looking around in North Carolina for places that we may want to live. Wilmington is a pretty big city and there were neighborhoods within the city that we found very attractive. Still…it was an awfully big city for these small town folks.
We said goodbye to Misty on the 2nd of May and made our way up to Morehead City, where we stayed for a couple of nights checking out the area. We checked out Beaufort and a small town called Newport while we were there. Newport was a definite maybe. 😉 The other places were nice but didn’t really feel like any place that we would like to settle.
The next five days were spent in New Bern. We had actually looked at New Bern last year too and we thought it deserved a second look. We ended up back down around Newport and then ultimately found an area that we loved in Carteret County. The area is close to the ocean, there are places to fish, there is a large national forest in the area. This is a wonderful area and it is one that we very likely may end up in when we are ready to buy another home.
We are heading home – SLOWLY, because it is still kind of cold in Maine. 😉 Next stop, the Outer Banks. Whoo-hooo!