If running is your thing you are probably already signed up for the grueling 50K Badwater Cape Fear race that will be held this Saturday, March 19, on Bald Head Island, NC. Personally, I would rather ride the island in a golf cart and enjoy the maritime forests, the beaches and the marshes in a relaxed way. If you are not into running you may want to reschedule any plans you have been making for visiting the island on Saturday. On the other hand, if the idea of watching these athletes as they compete intrigues you, you may want to be sure to take the ferry or cruise on over in your own boat and enjoy the spectacle.

Do you have a new boat? An old boat? A small boat? A big boat? A row boat? A motor boat? A sailboat? A kayak? A canoe? A Skidoo? Whatever kind of watercraft you possess, you are invited to attend the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, March 20, at the City Pier in Southport. NC. What a pleasant way to begin a Sunday afternoon on the water and a reminder to sail away safely.

Speaking of safety  and boats – if you are new to boating or if you think you could benefit by a refresher course on boat safety, you might want to check out the USCG Safe Boating Course presented by the USCG Auxiliary on Saturdays, beginning this Saturday, March 19.


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