East Coast Greenway (Going North): Myrtle Beach, SC into NC: Oak Island, Wilmington, Topsail Island, Swanboro, Ocracoke,
My loaded tour bike is an RV. I carry my bedroom, kitchen and living area. I level my home as best that I can. I do not need to dump the dirty water and the other. My camping neighbors always show such hospitality.
Wilmington is the eighth most populous city in North Carolina. For many years it was the largest in the state. This is a port city with the Cape Fear River entering into the Atlantic Ocean. I had the chance to visit this city a couple of years ago and enjoyed the historic downtown and the board walk.
When we visited Wilmington we actually stayed on Topsail Island. The photos below are from that trip.
East Coast Greenway Virtual Bike Tour: From Beaufort going north to Charleston, Mc Clellanville, Myrtle Beach
We have many cherry orchards near Traverse City, Michigan. We have a peach festival in Romeo, Michigan. This leads me to believe that they have a similar climate. I feel like I am at home!
Charleston is a very nice city to visit. I am a history buff and there is plenty of history from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to keep you interested. The city market shown above in open daily 9:30-5:30 and stretches 4 city blocks. It is one of the oldest public markets in the US.
On a bike tour you do not pick up many souvenirs to carry with you. You can always use a shipping service.
I remember the Disney series of the Swamp Fox when I was a kid. He lived 1732-1795. He was known for moving attack tactics that were very different from the organized army maneuvers of the day. We would his describe them a guerrilla warfare.
What a find! Aircraft carriers are so amazing. This was originally built in 1943 and continued to be updated and also served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.
In addition to recreation and historical sites to drive the economy, we see the fishing industry is still a part of some communities. I bet there are some fishing charter boats around here too.
This area started was good for growing indigo, a color between blue and violet. I remember ROYGBIV to help me remember the spectrum of colors. Later the area was good for growing rice.
I wanted to visit Pawleys Island to visit a high school friend. The island is a barrier island formed by wave and tidal action. These islands are very common along the Atlantic Coast.
I have visited Myrtle Beach. You would enjoy your time here.
Sapelo Isand is State managed and you need to ferry over. This is the fourth largest barrier island in this stretch. As you plan your route, take a look of things that you would like to do.
Five years ago I took a trip to Savannah and here are some photos from that trip.
Warmshowers App allows you to see hosts along your route. If you are not familiar check out warmshowers.org
This network of hosts for bike travelers will offer a place to stay. You always want to look ahead and be ahead of the game "Where will I stay?"
Beaufort is a city on Port Royal Island which is a coastal sea island. From the map of the route above you can see many other islands. Bridge designers love this area following the coastline. There are many 1800 period homes (mansions) to marvel as you travel down the streets.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.
Pacific Coast Highway