MONDAY, JANUARY 16
Snow's Cut made Federal Point, called Confederate Point during the Civil War for some reason, was made into an island essentially when Snow's Cut was made to connect the Cape Fear River with Masonboro Sound as part of the Intercoastal Waterway. Now brochures refer to the area as Pleasure Island.
I figured I'd stop by the Carolina Beach Town Hall and get some brochures and look at the Civil War dioramas, but it was closed. Oh yes, MLK Day. The town hall is in the building where once one of my favorite places in the world was located, The Blockade Runner Museum, which operated until the 1980s. At one time I seriously considered quitting teaching and working there. Fortunately I didn't as it closed.
I drove around Carolina Beach looking for a mom and pop motel to stay in, but found many closed for the season and a couple were open, but the office closed and no one around.