I was determined to really rest today – no saddle time, so I was glad to find out about Island Taxi. Janet, the main driver today, is likely making a fortune shuttling us around the island and into town. I slept in, wrote thank you notes, organized my suitcases and just relaxed. Around 10 am, five of us were driven by Janet to Sears Landing for a delicious brunch. The restaurant is located on the Intracoastal Waterway near the swing bridge which serves the more southern end of the island (Top Sail Island is 26 miles long). After brunch, Sue W. and I decided to walk back across the bridge and wander into town. As luck would have it, the bridge opened at noon for passing sailboats. The bridge is one of only two remaining along the Waterway and is scheduled to be replaced in 2017.
Sue and I leisurely walked back to the Motel and I relaxed for an hour, before Janet, the taxi driver, picked me up for my appointment with Dr. O’Neill, the chiropractor. I am now “re-aligned” for our long ride tomorrow. After a stop at CVS for vitamins and McDonald’s for a hot fudge sundae, Janet brought me back to the Motel.
After the high seas yesterday, I decided to take a stroll to the beach – still some good waves, a few brave swimmers, and birds looking for goodies in the surf.
I am hopeful that the wind tomorrow will be from this southerly direction, as we head to New Bern: