Once back at the campground, we relaxed with a bottle of water...whew...that was a good walk! There wasn’t the breeze today like there had been yesterday so it seemed much hotter...and it was only 10:30!
After changing into my “going to town” clothes, we headed into the city of Myrtle Beach to do some sightseeing. With the weather being so beautiful and with lots of people still around, we found it odd that so many of the businesses were closed for the season. I can only imagine what it must be like here during the summer months!
This is the 14th Avenue Pier, where we had lunch...
After lunch, we sauntered down to the end of the pier and back and then decided to walk back along the Boardwalk to the other pier...we were certainly getting our exercise today!
We continued our sightseeing tour along the waterfront heading north through Myrtle Beach. There are literally hundreds of hotels/motels, resorts and vacation homes/condo all along the waterfront. As I said earlier, a lot of them are closed for the season.
About 8 miles further north is the city of North Myrtle Beach, so we decided to carry on and check it out as well. Other than just a brief break in the oceanfront boulevard where you have to take the highway, it is really just a continuation of Myrtle Beach. There is actually 60 miles of beach along this stretch of South Carolina (called the Grand Strand) with a number of smaller communities. North Myrtle Beach is at the most northern part, with Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island dotting the coast as you head south.
We were home just before 3:30 and I immediately tried calling Dennis and Suzanne (brother and sister-in-law) using Skype. The connection wasn’t great but it was still so nice seeing them while we chatted. It was so good talking with them!
After that, we sat outside enjoying happy hour! We met our next door neighbour, Gil, a fellow Canadian from Ontario. He and his wife come down here every year for their vacation.
After dinner, we watched a little TV (as usual) and then headed to bed...the end to another wonderful day!