Well, now. I was taught as a child that Truth is sacred, and in the end a much easier route than supporting an Untruth. Without further meandering, I want to report to all you mariners that Shallotte Inlet is, indeed, Marked.
And the explanation for the above picture is simply that my Husband was doodling around and not REALLY following the markers while traversing this historically shifty, tricky, inlet.
Although the US Coast Guard reported on August 16, 2011 that markers for Shallotte Inlet were either Missing, Off Station, or Adrift, Husband says they were in place on Sunday.
The Truth has Outted, and I stand corrected. Not grinning - corrected.