We moved the RV to Columbia, NC today and met a new friend. Dwight Wheless is prominent local barrister and an authority on the history of our namesake county, Tyrrell County. The county is named for Sir John Tyrrell, one of eight Lord Proprietors and friends of King Charles II of England, to whom the Carolinas were granted in 1663. Following years of strife between settlers and the Tuscarora Indians, the English monarchy in 1728 asked the Lords Proprietors to sell back the grants. All but one agreed. In 1729 the NC General Assembly named the remaining track after the lone dissenter, Lord Tyrrell. The tract was 50 miles wide and 100 miles long and includes all of Tyrrell County and parts of Dare, Washington and Martin Counties.
Thanks, Dwight for the local knowledge and generous offers of assistance.
Torrential rains finally let up Sunday afternoon, and I got in a 14 mile walk ending on the west bank of the Alligator River. 80 miles completed (dead on schedule). 2,920 left.