Day 321

06/08/2012

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Daily Miles: 20

I woke up briefly to see the sunrise this morning but fell back asleep til eight before finally getting up and going through my routine. I got on the water around nine and made decent time most of the morning. I could hear explosives going off periodically last night and as I passed the inlet near Snead's Ferry I watched the explosions going off this morning on the marine base. I was close enough to feel the pressure waves and it was a neat way to start the day. I passed through the Camp Lejune marine base during the middle of the day and saw some of their training grounds.
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The Intracoastal passes through part of the base's live firing area
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Some kind of small tank riddled with bullet and shrapnel holes. I saw at least five of these...
By two o'clock I was through Camp Lejune and I picked up a bit of current throughout the afternoon. I stopped at Casper Marina in Swansboro to change into dry clothes before walking to a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in town for some oranges. While gone I put my phone on the charger and when I got back I talked to a small family about my trip before studying a summary map of the Carolina coast that the marina lady gave me. When I got back to my kayak, someone I had talked to had left almost $20 cash on my kayak seat. If you're reading this, thank you! So now I'm camped on a spoil island across from Swansboro and looking forward to some beautiful weather tomorrow.
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Summary map of my next 1-2 weeks
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Swansboro across the channel
 


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