My favorite beach was Kure Beach, where we walked along the boardwalk on Ocean Front Park. When we went swimming, the waves were so big! I was nervous about swimming alone in the ocean since those waves were so gigantic, but Hayley hung on to me to keep me safe.
We also went fishing. We caught lots of fish, including a croaker and an oyster cracker. Wow, are those oyster crackers ugly! Who knew? They are also called oyster toadfish, and they eat all kinds of stuff, like squid, clams, and shrimp.
One of my favorite stops on our vacation was to Fort Fisher. Fort Fisher is a Civil War National Historic Landmark that kept North Carolina’s port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying important goods to the Confederate armies.