The Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) is a 3,000-mile (4,800 km) inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States; consisting of natural inlets from/to the ocean, fresh and salt water rivers, bays, sounds, creeks, and artificial canals. The sites and the trip along the ICW cannot be described in one word. At times it is painfully boring but at other times you cannot take enough pictures and at other times you are just baffled trying to comprehend why certain waterways on the ICW are utilized (shallow and shoaling, swamp, military camp with active ammunition activity, just to name a few challenges).
The ICW through Camp Lejeune occasionally closes for artillery, small-weapons firing, and beach landing exercises. You may get to this point and need to figure out what to do with yourself for a while -It’s not like you can just park the boat and go for a walk!
North and South Carolina are Golf-Meccas and there are hundreds of courses on the coast. The course designers have figured out how to “play-through” the pesky waterway known as the ICW.
And, of course, there were more bridges.
But, best of all, there were more dolphins.
Nature Ops: Dolphins, Eagles, Pelicans, and yes, those are Goats!