CT to FL Day 24
St. Johns Island, SC to Port Royal, SC
We left from St. Johns Island at 0645 and headed out to the ICW with destination today as Beaufort, SC area.
We had current on and off today... for the most part slowing us down. Speeds as low as 3.2 knots at times and over 8 knots others.
We arrived to the Beaufort area at approximately 1700 and called Port Royal Landing Marina for dockage. They were just closing but said they would wait for us to arrive. We wanted to use their courtesy car to restock a few groceries. Susan was excite in that we would be able to go to Publix.
We were securely docked at 1730 for the night at position N32°23.693', W080°40.699'
. We traveled today for 10 hours and 45 minutes covering 57.6 nautical miles averaging 5.4 knots.
Posted at 6:18 PM
CT to FL Day 23
Georgetown, SC to St. Johns Island, SC
We left Georgetown at 0730 and headed south down the ICW bound for Charleston, SC.
We had current against us for a good part of the day but did have some short runs with a boost from the current.
We arrived to Isle of Palms just before Charleston at almost dead low tide. This is a bad area for shoaling and dredging is currently taking place. We had to call the dredge on the VHF to arrange for passage... very tight getting past him but we did fine.
We continued on after sunset to St. Johns Island and docked for the night at St. Johns Yacht Harbor. Our position tonight is N32°45.236', W080°00.669'
. We traveled today for 12 hours covering 614 nautical miles averaging 5.2 knots.
Posted at 6:09 PM
CT to FL Day 22
North Myrtle Beach, SC to Georgetown, SC
We left Barefoot Landing Marina this morning at 0800 and headed south. Destination for the day planned as Georgetown, SC.
Current WAS our friend today... we had it with us 95% of the day with only a one short run where we slowed down a bit at the far north end of the Waccamaw River. Speeds varying between 6.5 knots to 8 knots.... very nice for one engine running.
We did make a stop at Bucksport Marina to stock up on sausage... love their sausage!!!
We arrived to Georgetown at approximately 1545 and were docked securely at the Georgetown Public Dock at 1600. Our position tonight is N32°21.895', W079°16.969'
. We traveled today for 8 hours covering 45.0 nautical miles averaging 7.0 knots.
Posted at 3:13 PM