Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Barefoot Landing Marina - at their docks

Scene along the Waccamaw River
It was a picture postcard day with temperatures in the 70's and little wind with no chance of rain. On the way to Barefoot Landing we passed through the Waccamaw River which I think is one of the most beautiful stretches of the ICW. You can go for miles without seeing civilization. The cypress trees come right up to the edge of the river. I know there are alligators there since we took a side trip in a rented car one time to visit the Brookgreen Gardens where we rode a sightseeing boat to the side streams and they were full of alligators! You can understand why we don't anchor out in this area.

In the lake in Barefoot Landing
We like Barefoot Landing due to all the outlets which Ann likes to browse through and we both like Greg Norman's Australian Grill. They have the best steaks on the ICW. We'll pay a visit to Greg Norman before we leave.

Hoolie likes to see the lions and tigers at the live exhibit in the outlet area. The tigers are really interested in him too. They have a porch like area extending into the walkway with plexiglass so the animals are clearly visible and they can see you too!

The animals are popular with the kids
We plan on being here for three days before continuing north. One reason for the layover is to get in sync with the flood tide going up the Cape Fear River, it will be with us on Friday afternoon, hope the good weather holds.
The slip is one long dock but you can step right off to Barefoot Landing outlets


Quest NT 42 said...

The last time we were there we had 3 Goldens and the tigers were a bit too excited to see them. Their handlers were not too happy with us....we slunk away:)
Now that the Doyles are retiring we are all going to depend on you even more Bob!

Bob423 said...

Quest, we're not going away anytime soon. I will be doing updates once a year and I have plans for expanding the coverage and content. When I brought Hoolie along tonight,,the Tigers were very, very interested as was Hoolie. I quickly marched him away after both tigers bounded to the plexiglass by Hoolie.