Thursday, April 24, 2014

Barefoot Landing Marina - We dine at Greg Norman's Australian Grill

The marina is one long face dock, easy in and easy out
I think all the heat radiated away last night, it was 51 this morning at the marina. I don't think the high ever got up into the 70's all day. We had to "get a few things" so we took advantage of the offer from the dockmaster for a ride to the nearest Walmart. The "few things" turned out to be two cart loads of groceries. We thought we would just have a couple of bags but wound up with a couple of dozen instead! Now we really are provisioned for the rest of the trip north.

A rose for Ann
We are going through the part of the ICW where it's difficult for us with a dog to find places to anchor. So for the next few days, we'll be using marinas until we get past Morehead City when we can find suitable anchorages again. We'd rather anchor but we do need access to shore for Hoolie.

Great Steak!!!
The highlight of the day was our biannual visit to Greg Norman's Australian Grill, once on the way down in the fall and again on the way north in the spring. They have the best steaks on the ICW, bar none. We always get some version of their fillet mignon, aged 28 days and very tender.

We'll spend one more day here just resting up and then head out Saturday morning for Carolina Beach and a mooring for the night. It's a long trip for us but by pushing late in the day we'll make the incoming tide going up the Cape Fear river. You do not want to go up the river with an ebb tide, it runs 3 kts! All this is provided the weather holds but it looks good so far.