The lure of Barefoot Landing proved irresistible as we stopped 10 lanes of traffic (no exaggeration!) to go to a Cracker Barrel for breakfast. By 1100 we were off the dock and across the waterway to Barefoot Marina and Yacht Club for diesel, water and pump-out.
Then we headed through the Barefoot Landing swing bridge to “The Rock Pile,” a narrow, treacherous area of three miles of rock outcroppings above and below the surface. We passed through another bascule bridge at the Little River Inlet and then through the only remaining pontoon bridge at Sunset Beach. It opens only on the hour and we were grateful to be the fifth and final vessel through the 2:00 p.m. opening.
By 1800, (6pm) we had the anchor down near IP440 Charmed in lovely Dutchman’s Creek. See the video of this beautiful anchorage.
Dutchman’s Creek, Southport, NC, Cape Fear area
Google Map of Dutchman’s Creek, zoom in…