We left around 1:00 from Oriental to go back to Wrightsville Beach for a while. We need to have some work done on the boat. I hated leaving. Oriental is like our towns of the fifties: dogs lie in the streets, bikes and people come first before cars, it's quiet and peaceful at night, everyone knows everyone. I'm really going to miss my dentist friend and her husband.
It was a beautiful day for the trip, and once we got out of the river and to the waterway, the water looked like the Caribbean.
We passed this osprey family.
A new twist on taking the dog on a ride.
Do these people realize that they are say "No 'no wake'"? We slowed down anyway.
We got to Wrightsville around 7:30. A long day, and the boat needed some cleaning. I slipped inside under the guise of "putting things in order"!!
There are some good things about being back. Friends and family we haven't seen in a while. Access to stores and restaurants. A two-hour drive. Floating docks. But it's busy and noisy here. A whole different atmosphere. I miss the quiet already.