Sunday, October 23, 2011

Milliken Cove, SC SM 342 to North Myrtle Beach, SC SM 354

Another short trip for Oasis and the crew!  This morning, Captain Jean Guy was excited to get on his way. After he lifted Oasis's anchor at 07:45, away they went for today's adventure. As usual, the engine is running, almost no wind, a mere 5 knots of wind coming from the south. The further Oasis heads south, the nicer the weather gets. After three hours of navigating, Oasis was docked at 10:45 at North Myrtle Beach. Cruising in the Intracoastal Waterway allowed us to enjoy South Carolina's Grand Strand; a 60 mile stretch of white sandy beaches, amusement parks, hotels, golf resorts, shopping malls and marinas. Many of Myrtle Beach Marinas are concentrated at North Myrtle Beach (15 miles north of Myrtle Beach) and this is where much of the action is. The area around Myrtle Beach with it's sister communities is known as the "Seaside Golf Capital of the World" with over 100 golf courses and also South Carolina's premier vacation destination. After Oasis was tied at the dock, the captain and his brother Raymond went to explore around their new destination.  

While cruising in the ICW, we saw the "Aquasino" (SunCruz Casino; a 5 hour gaming cruise) docked at the ferry terminal located at Little River. This is the boat we intersected at Little River Inlet yesterday.

The first lighthouse along the canal located at the entrance of the Myrtle Beach Yacht Club & Marina in Little River.
Cruising in the ICW, we were following the sailboats that were anchored with us in Milliken Cove.
North Beach Plantation, 15 minute walk from the Dockside Village.

North view of North Myrtle Beach. Notice the nice white sand beach.  
South view of the beach. You can explore the beach riding on a bike since the sand is pack hard.

Condos along the beach. Wouldn't anyone love to have time sharing in one of these building, down here!

Barefoot Landing, one of North Myrtle Beach favorite shopping spot.

Joe's Crab Shack, one of waterfront restaurant at the Boardwalk Shops at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.
Turtles swimming in a pond at the Dockside Village.
There were also big fish in that pond but did not see any alligators.
Navy fleet cruising along the ICW.
Sailing along the ICW, marinas are located adjacent to the canal.
This was Raymond's favorite destination since he started on Oasis's Journey. He really enjoyed the scenery and the nice weather.
Captain Jean Guy soaking his feet in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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