The marina I emailed really was imbecilic. If they can't get \(2.50 per foot for a 30' minimum (\)75 per day) to use the laundry, they'd prefer to have no income at all. I asked. Twice. Different ways. Just to be sure I read the answer properly in the email.
That left us with a 2+ mile walk from Wrightsville Beach to the 103 bus line. We got bored waiting for the 104 bus and wound up walking all the way to the 103 route. We went to a nice laundromat on College Ave in Wilmington.
On the way back from the laundry, with a bag of clean clothes, we stopped at the hardware store to get a small propane heater. We stopped at West Marine to get working binocular. We stopped at Harris Teeter to get provisions.
A big day out.
On the way back from our outing, we ran into the crew of Serenade. They're going to be here a while fixing their starter motor and alternator.
We've got their number, so we can rendezvous with them over the next few days.
And yes, the river is full of big jellyfish. Big.