Exploring Nearby Waters

While I had my friends visiting this past weekend, just after our daysail, I mentioned how we took out the dinghy for a spin. It was a real delight to explore the area a bit more with the dinghy. We took Coconut, our dinghy, over to the beach on the north side of Carolina Beach and took a closer look at the pristine protected marsh there.

On Sunday morning I took Coconut out again and went under Snow’s Cut bridge and over to the Cape Fear river. I explored along the coast of the Carolina Beach State Park, and took a look at the park’s nice-looking boat harbor – which is still undergoing some renovation. The entrance looks a bit small to take our catamaran through. Still, I think we’ll drive over and check out the park sometime this summer. Looks like a nice park.

Here’s a map showing the areas explored this weekend via Coconut:


View Dinghy Explorations in a larger map
Again, please note that the imagery for Carolina Beach Inlet in Google Maps/Earth is from the year 2002. The beach, and the inlet itself, have changed substantially since then. Read this GEB post for more details (and newer imagery).

This entry was posted in Passages, Sightseeing. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *