Friday, October 24, 2014

Ground ZeroPN

Carolina Beach State Park
34 10.973 N 077 48.908 W

This is a semi-mandatory stop for us. This park is ground zero for pine needles. As far as we know, there are no finer nor longer pine needles in the world other than here. I think the reason is that the park does regular controlled burns. The pine trees less than two meters tall are newborn, and it is those that have the best needles.  One needle can extend from the tip of Libby's index finger all the way to her elbow.

We're spending two nights here and we're trying to figure out how to get to Little River by tomorrow bucking tides all the way.

We have two new friends. Monty and Carol on Sea Bird are long time fans of this blog. They just started their cruising life last Monday in Oriental. How exciting. The first year is magic. Anyhow, they are full of anticipation and questions so we were happy to answer what we could.

Below are some of the most famous inhabitants of this park.  Libby tickled one with a pine needle and made it snap shut.  Tsk tsk, that's against the rules.

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