Day 4 - A Little Help From the Smiths
As I neared my destination, Topsail Hill State Park, I had to figure out how to make a landing in the rough surf. I went for the "go as fast as I can and hop out before I hit something" method. Sure enough as I paddled in I caught a small breaking wave and rode it all the way in! At the last second I popped off the skirt, jumped out and pulled the boat to shore before another wave could catch me! Still surprised at how smooth that went.
I was unsure of the camping set up, but I was able to snag a nice tent plot a little ways inland. Upon my arrival I met the Smiths, a wonderful family (with no shortage of kids) from Atlanta. They helped me with my gear, loaned me some supplies, and even took me out to dinner!
I was in awe at how they functioned, traveling around the country in their RV, all NINE of them and sure enough they figured they'd take one more person on. Jessica and Adam you guys are doing things right and I wish you all the very best!