I gunk hole as much as I can to keep costs down. With a big cold front, I pulled in for a couple nights at South Harbor. It was a record
low and despite the challenges the cold weather
brought they take care of business no matter the conditions. This is a good stop for 3 things- waiting on the weather
window coming in, or heading out, from Cape Fear, and catching a football game
at the Dead End bar & grill
which is right at the dock
and open 7 days/nights even off-season. The other advantage is they are directly on the AICW and not one meter off the route
. A welcome oasis after all the inevitable current
and traffic on the Cape Fear River.
Mind the dredge on the river run.
When you get off the river, try to stay on the outer transient dock
- get your fuel
right there and enjoy the best, sunny views.