Yes I finally left the beach! We drove highway 179 to Calabash, North Carolina, about 10 miles from North Myrtle Beach. I love driving the roads that run near the coastline. Even though the east coast is so heavily populated in the summer there are still little jewels to be found. Calabash actually sits on the tidal Calabash River that flows into the Little River in South Carolina. Calabash became known in the 1930’s for its distinctive style of seafood and is called the seafood capital of the world. Now, I don’t eat seafood so I can’t validate that claim. Dan however loves seafood, and since I do not cook, eat or swim with creatures from the sea, he has to seize every opportunity! We just stopped for lunch and he had the oyster cocktail. It consisted of raw oysters not on the shell. I’ve never seen them served like that, and he said they were very tasty. Also they served a basket of tiny sweet hush puppies with honey butter. I had Carolina bbq and it was just fine! Today will be a beach day and tomorrow we will head to Charleston for three days of sightseeing.
Almost forgot to mention the Governor’s Lighthouse in Little River. I happened to see it on Trip Advisor. I kept trying to google directions but could not find it. I read one of the reviews saying it was worth the visit and you had to drive through a neighborhood! As we made the turn towards Myrtle Beach, dan saw a condo complex named Lighthouse Point so he turned around and we drove through the neighborhood and finally happened upon it. It is right next to the complex swimming pool and the signs said owners and guests only. I snapped a photo and we left! It sits there on the river. I’ll research later.