Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 Brunswick Islands - Ocean Isle Beach

Boat ride in the swamp? - Sign Me Up Please!!
Ocean Isle Beach seems to be a hub among the Brunswick County Islands. We drove 30-minutes in between destinations, but I report the N.C. roads are in fine shape and the commuting is easy. I signed up for a Swamp Boat Tour one morning and found a lovely piece of hardwood bottomland swamp with mature cypress trees. The tour guide was knowledgeable and I tried not to let on just how Swamp-Wise I really am!

Yellow-Bellied Slider from Swamp Tour
We also visited Silver Coast Winery, and I can relate the they do not utilize any grapes grown on the coast of N.C. - whew! They purchase grapes from areas that have altitude and seasonal changes in order to get the best tasting grapes. Here's a shout out to their white wine named Traminette - good enough even for a red wine drinker, and what a nose it has. Sweet.

I can recommend this winery after our tasting
It was dark and raining when we arrived at The Isles Restaurant but the gist of it is that they have an ocean view dining room. Also, fisherman will be familiar with the Ocean Isle Fishing Center that is located here.

To view past blog entries from the Brunswick Island click on Sunset Beach - Holden Beach - Oak Island - Bald Head Island
Seafood platter with blackened mahi, scallops and shrimp at The Isles

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