Thursday, May 18, 2017

Swansboro and the marathon bike ride

May 13, 2017
        We made it to Swansboro because the Waterway Guide said there was a very nice 25 mile Bicentennial Bicycle trail.  They were celebrating, you guessed it, Pirate Days!  John found the bike route and we set out.  It was 25 miles alright, but some pretty busy roads and little shoulder.  But we survived and I stopped at a farmers market for tomatoes, potatoes and strawberries.  The strawberries are in season here and they are wonderful.    I got out my Hibachi and grilled some steaks and we feasted on steak, salad, baked potatoes and strawberry sundaes.  All of these little seaside towns have ice cream shops.
               Sunday I went to Mass and out to breakfast at a wonderful little 50’s diner what made strawberry fritters.  I was expecting chopped up strawberries in a standard 6 in fritter, but these were whole strawberries, battered, fried and coated with powdered sugar.  Really good.  I always take Sunday breakfast leftovers back to John.  Back at the boat John was doing chores filling up the water tank.  It holds about 100 gallons and lasts us a couple of weeks.  We also washed the boat down since the crashing waves of the day before got salt water all over the boat.  
                We left Swansboro and only had about 30 miles to Beaufort NC.


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