Onancock to Atlantic Beach

Mark – This morning produced the first frost of the year – hopefully our last as we will be heading south from here on in. Onancock is apparently famous for two things – an elephant stampede (caused by Pres GW Bush Snr when he was showing off in a jet trying to impress a girl) and tomatoes ( pronounced the wrong way of course ).

Fell asleep in the car and woke up in the south with cotton fields on either sides.   Rte 17 is in the America’s most scenic highways book, well that book is being tossed to lighten the load.  We take a stop at the first  visitor centre in North Carolina and meet a Dalmatian owner and a sail boat from Quebec going down the inland waterway to the Bahamas – away for a year – father and 3 kids.   We thought we were being adventurous!

North Carolina at sunset

 Buckingham– After 7 hours in the car we arrive at the beach just in time for sunset.

Happy again
So they go off for more seafood at dinner time whilst I’m left in the room.  Well, at least I had a good run on the beach and I can hear the soothing waves from my bed.  I approve this spot…   and Mark says he’ll take me for a run on the beach tomorrow morning.  Yahoo!!    Just hope he doesn’t wake me too early.   Oh, Lisa says she likes the southern food grits.  Why is it that she didn’t take some back for me to try?!

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