Wilmington, NC

The photos on this page were taken on July 27, 2010. My cousin Evelyne (who was staying with us in Chapel Hill for a couple of weeks) and I decided to take a day trip to Wilmington. We left the Camry to Vicki and packed sunscreen, beach towels, and other appropriate paraphernalia into GŁnther (Eric's Toyota Echo). The original idea was to have lunch in Wilmington and then drive to Wrightsville Beach, but after we had a delicious coffee and a deceptively harmless-looking but extremely filling cake at a local bakery, neither one of us felt like having lunch, so we headed out to Wrightsville Beach earlier than planned. The amazing thing is that it rained on the way to the coast, and it poured on the way back to Chapel Hill, but while we were there we didn't get a single drop of rain, and occasionally we even saw the sun. This was a fun trip, and GŁnther got a much needed 336 mile (540 kilometer) workout.

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The Riverwalk by Market Street The Riverboat Landing Restaurant

The Riverwalk by Market Street

The Riverboat Landing Restaurant


For $4, you can take a boat ride (we didn't) This rope isn't going anywhere

For $4, you can take a boat ride (we didn't)

This rope isn't going anywhere


Along the Cape Fear River The Riverwalk

Along the Cape Fear River

The Riverwalk


Weathered wood façade Driftwood

Weathered wood façade

Driftwood


Looking across the Fear River The Riverwalk

Looking across the Fear River

The Riverwalk


Riverside restaurant Vacation homes

Riverside restaurant

Vacation homes


One of a few galleries of stores Fence

One of a few galleries of stores

Fence


Back alley Brick and mortar

Back alley

Brick and mortar


The battleship 'North Carolina' Old trolley

The battleship North Carolina

Old trolley


Horse-drawn streetcar Workhorses

Horse-drawn streetcar

Workhorses


First glimpse of the Atlantic Reeds

First glimpse of the Atlantic

Reeds


Not as crowded as a Mediterranean beach! The Atlantic Ocean at Wrightsville Beach

Not as crowded as a Mediterranean beach!

The Atlantic Ocean at Wrightsville Beach


Wrightsville Beach Colorful beach gear

Wrightsville Beach

Colorful beach gear


Enjoying the surf Beach chairs

Enjoying the surf

Beach chairs


One of the piers from a distance... ...and from up close.

One of the piers from a distance...

...and from up close.




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