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Tuesday, 16 April 2019
GA to CT Day 1
Savannah, GA to Beaufort, SC
After finishing up a few last minutes tasks we departed on the first day of trip back to Stamford, CT... departing at 0900.

It was quite windy for most of the day with winds 20-30 knots... we were in protected waters so even with the high winds seas were 1 to 2 foot... typically less than 1 foot.

We did get a great boost in speed from the current for the first 30 to 40 minutes pushing us over 9 knots... Did not see a real big boost again until the end of the day... pushing us about 8.5 knots as we approached Beaufort, SC... and like the morning boost it only lasted for about 40 minutes.

We did see or rather heard a lot of boat traffic on the VHF around us heading north... but nothing got close enough to actually see anyone. Maybe tomorrow we will actually see some other boats.

We arrived to Beaufort, SC at approximately 1720 and were securely on a mooring ball at 1730. Our position tonight is N32°25.707', W080°40.890'. We traveled today for 8 hours and 30 minutes covering 58.8 nautical mile averaging 6.9 knots.

The mooring field is actually pretty full... I think we got the last available mooring ball.
Posted at 8:03 PM
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
CT to GA Day 20
Beaufort, SC to Savannah, GA
We left the mooring field this morning at 0700 just before sunrise... it was a beautiful sunrise... took a few photos but none really did it justice... the colors kept changing... I must say it's a nice way to start the day.

We saw absolutely ZERO boats moving today... cruisers or local recreational boats... it was really weird to be honest. It was a nice day sunny with a light breeze... seemed like there should of been some boats out.

This was the last day of trip south reaching our final destination for winter... Coffee Bluff Marina in Savannah, GA. We arrived at 1500 and were securely docked by 1515. Our position for the next few months is N31°56.124', W081°09.269'. We traveled today for 8 hours covering 59.4 nautical miles averaging 7.4 knots.

Coffee Bluff Marina is very small with only 20 slips... a few photos...





Posted at 5:32 PM
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
CT to GA Day 19
St. Johns Island, SC to Beaufort, SC
We pulled anchor and were underway at 0700 leaving the St. Johns Island / Charleston area... planned destination today Beaufort, SC.

The water was like glass for most of the day...it was beautiful. Very little boat traffic... only the occasional small recreational boat... we did have one commercial boat hold us up for about 10 minutes in Watts Cut... Dredge Hennessey working at daymark 138... nice to see a dredge making this area deeper.

We arrived to Beaufort, SC at approximately 1500 and docked at the free day dock adjacent to the Beaufort Downtown Marina (N32°25.846', W080°40.527') and took the dogs for a long walk around the area.

At 1700 after our walk we moved SAILS out to the mooring field and took a mooring ball for the night. Our position tonight is N32°25.707', W080°40.890'. We traveled today for 8 hours covering 55.3 nautical mile averaging 6.9 knots.
Posted at 5:04 PM
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