ICW Day 15, Monday October 31, Wrightsville Beach Anchorage, 48nm, statue mile 283.4, 446 total miles. Long day from Swansboro to Wrightsville Beach. Bridges, and now some shoals we need to worry about. Browns Inlet and Mason Inlet. We were headed for Masons Inlet following Wally when we noticed a shrimp boat aground in the shoal area. Concerned that we could pass him to get through. Fortunately the shrimp boat freed itself and we were able to proceed. However… We drifted too far right and ran aground ourselves, but were able to back off and sneak out. Whew… Then other boats trying to make the shortcut to the anchorage were also running aground so we went around to the better channel and anchored inside the Wrightsville Beach barrier island. Windy and rough, so we fixed dinner on board and relaxed. Also, Halloween. Frank and Mary Grace from Let It Be went from boat to boat bringing drinks and candy while dressed in their costumes. Very cool.