Summer Will Come

I’m getting excited about spending a lot of time on the coast of NC next summer down in Southport, NC.

I am familiar with Southport since we have visited the several dozen times. I am getting frustrated however trying to do some research on the Internet. Most of the web sites are poorly done and are outdated.

I did contact the dock master about visiting Bald Head Island just off shore. I emailed him about protocol and fees. The last time we asked permission to dock at Bald Head I was in a boat that had a marine radio.

Most of the dock masters I have encountered are angry assholes; especially the dock master down at Jekyll Island.

Bald Head is a beautiful place. Cars are not allowed, only electric carts. The light house Old Baldy resides there. I need to climb it one more time before I am too old to do it or don’t give a crap about doing it.

What I need to find down there is a local friend that has similar interests and can tell me the best places to find dolphins, where to join a turtle watch club, the best places to eat, best place to watch a sunset, best place to go crabbing, best watering holes, best special events/entertainment, etc.

Southport and the general area is billed as a “family place” which is a code word for boring. Simply put, if it goes beyond fried flounder, ice tea, and hushpuppies you are considered a lush.

Let’s see, here is the calendar of events for yesterday:

Kickboxing 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Teen Kickboxing 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Table Tennis Club 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous OI Camel 24 Club 8:00 pm

I suck at ping pong and can’t see me kick boxing.


Anonymous said...

I climb at least one lighthouse each year when visiting the Apostle Islands. They are fascinating. Old Baldy is cool and looks a lot different than anything I've seen in Lake Superior.

I'm surprised that kick boxing is a family-friendly event! "Come on kids! Let's go kick the crap out of each other. It'll be fun! I'll demonstrate on Dad."

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

We have a lot of interesting lighthouses in NC. Cape Hatteras is the most famous.

Just next door in Oak Island is the worlds second brightest lighthouse. It is fairly new too. I think it was built mid last century.

Michael said...

The AA meeting looks promising. Ol Camel 24 club - I'm sure you can find a lush there just waiting to fall off the wagon and show you a good time. ;)