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The two RV Gypsies drove Ocean Isle Beach
in Brunswick County, North Carolina
June 12-16, 2023

Ocean Isle Beach (or simply Ocean Isle) is a small seaside town in southwest Brunswick County, North Carolina. It was incorporated as a town in 1959 and is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. The town of Ocean Isle spans the barrier island of Ocean Isle Beach, extending 5 miles from Tubbs Inlet on the west to Shallotte Inlet on the east, and a section of the mainland to the north along North Carolina Highway 904. Located at the southern end of North Carolina's Atlantic coastline, along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Ocean Isle Beach has private homes, seasonal rentals, and various tourist attractions.

USA map showing location of North CarolinaNC map showing location of Ocean Isle NC
directional sign to Ocean Isle Beach

Below: Lee Duquette driving by the Ocean Isle Beach signs - no he did not stop here though.

Lee Duquette driving by Ocean Isle Beach sign welcome to Ocean Isle Beach sign
bridge over the ocean 3 flags
Ocean Isle Beach water tower welcome to Ocean Isle Beach sign

The two RV Gypsies stopped to eat at Sharky's Restaurant
61 Causeway Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, Nc 28469
phone: '910.579.9177

Sharky's Restaurant Sharky's Restaurant sign

Below: View from the two RV Gypsies' Table Top Counter seats on the back deck of Sharky's Restaurant

View from the two RV Gypsies' Table Top Counter seats View from the two RV Gypsies' Table Top Counter seats

A few jet skis went by plus one very small boat. Of course they had to go very slowly.

Ocean Isle water tower and houses Ocean Isle water tower and hous
bird on a pole

Below: A very ripped USA Flag. This is something that really annoys Karen Duquette and so she mentioned it to the restaurant manager who said she was aware of it and a new flag has been ordered. Hmmmmmm! Karen has to wonder if that's just a common reaction statement to a complaint, or if it is true. She will never know.

A very ripped USA Flag

Below: While waiting for the food to come, Karen Duquette laid her sunglasses on the narrow counter in front of her and decided to take photos of their reflections in the sunglasses. After all, everyone needs entertainment while waiting for food.

reflections in sunglasses reflections in sunglasse

Below: The two RV Gypsies watched a bird land on the wires just to the left of where they were sitting. Then in flew down and landed on the edge of the pan holding dirty dishes and ate some stuff off of the plates. So much for the illusion that owl statues scare the birds away.

Actually, "a study was conducted at Linfield College in Oregon, and it concluded that fake owls were effective bird deterrents but only for a limited time. The strategy works because owls are natural predators of songbirds. Cornell University also reports that plastic owls deter birds – specifically woodpeckers – but that deterrence lasts for only a few days. To a human being, the sight of an owl with its piercing gaze and formidable size is impressive, but to a bird, it must be terrifying. Owls have special feathers on their wings to mute the sound of flapping, and they are daring flyers, sometimes attacking directly from above in a dead drop. So the sight of an owl is a definite incentive for a bird to go the other way." - Quote from

bird on a wire bird in the dishes

Below: Lee Duquette's pizza and Karen Duquette's shrimp and grits. Food and service was Okay.

Lee Duquette's pizza shrimp and grits

Below: Clipboard that the bill was clipped to

Bye Bye Ocean Isle Beach

informative clipbaord Bye Bye Ocean Isle Beach

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