Retail Therapy in Myrtle Beach

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View across the ICW at Barefoot Landing, N. Myrtle Beach, SC

What is it about docking at an outlet mall in North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing, that seems so entertaining? Many boaters think this is tacky, commercialized and really crazy…but we find it rather enjoyable. The dock is 500 feet long with side tie, and is part of the Barefoot Landing complex where there are outlet stores, restaurants, theaters, and tigers, oh my! Yes, they even have tigers here!

So, we dock, shop, walk, observe and enjoy because, as far as we know, this is the ONLY place where cruising boats can dock at a mall….Thank Goodness!

                                         Here are some photos of the day (I shot 99 today)

Got Pilings? Tide is low, down 5 feet, but tops are this high for hurricanes.
When a storm hits, the waters can rise 10-15 feet in this area!

Good friends Debbie & John met us for dinner at St. James Plantation
Debbie, Radeen, John & Hayden

An egret works the low tide for morning breakfast

Waterman raking the low tide for clams

The morning sun back lights a snowy Egret

Brrrrr, it is COLD in the AM, note the hoods on these fisherman

Canal homes of Ocean Isles Beach, NC

Little River Swing Bridge, stops traffic and opens for Island Spirit, the only boat passing through

Radeen brings back the rewards from plundering the IZOD store

Radeen models her new IZOD fleece
The rest were summer shirts…because where we are going…we don’t need fleece!

Once again, we have enjoyed the Barefoot Landing dock. We walked the grounds several times, enjoyed the 27 acre lake, window shopped, and bought a few new shirts. It is a fun stop, certainly different, and one not to miss for us. Tomorrow we enter PARADISE, the Waccamaw River Valley, where we will drop anchor and sleep in total isolation. What a contrast to today’s retail adventure!

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