JULY 28TH: We backtracked form Fort Caswell along Oak Island and then to Holden Beach. Not much to see at either Oak Island or Holden Beach as it is mostly cottages and the road doesn't go close enough to the ocean to see it.
You get to Holden Beach over a huge bridge that really goes up quite a distance so Intercoastal craft do not cause it to be raised or swung, as in the case at Surf City. The famous old Swing bridge at Surf City/Topsail Island is to be replaced with a big bridge that we imagine will resemble the one at Holden Beach.
We only saw one commercial place during what seemed to be a really long drive. Not much to see here.
At the south end of the beach, we crossed over to the mainland and started looking for a place that one of our maps showed as being Casey's Buffet, but the map turned out to be inaccurate. The only one is by Wilmington Too bad because i have read that this is one special buffet.
We stopped at a Hardee's to get something to eat and they had a band playing inside, something you don't expect to find at a fast food place.
We sure had a long ride back home to Topsail Beach and found that we had put almost 200 miles on the car with this trip.