RI to FL - Day 27
Georgetown, SC to Charleston, SC
Today we cruised to Charleston, SC…. Actually just past Charleston to the Stono River.
We departed from Georgetown earlier than we have been leaving at 0630 and headed out to the ICW. The current in this area is like a yo-yo… with you for a few miles and then it switches against you.
There was a lot of boat traffic today… several boats cruising south that we have seen a couple of times before today and some new ones. Being Saturday the local boaters were also out in large numbers.
Was quite chilly when we left… 34 degrees but as the day proceeded it turned out to be quite nice… think it made it to 70 degrees and low tonight only 54 degrees.
We arrived to Charleston area earlier than expected… do we anchor now or continue to our next good anchorage. Checking the logs and guides next dog friendly location was 24 miles further… that would be an hour or so after sunset and over 12 hours total for the day… Nope… let’s anchor now and continue tomorrow.
We exited Elliott’s Cut with current boosting our speed to 9.5 knots… we should of been making 6.5 knots so we had a 3 knot current pushing us… glad it was pushing us and not against us. We turned to the south and headed out the Stono River towards the St. Johns Yacht Harbor and dropped the hook just NE of the marina at approximately 1555. Location: N32°45.411’, W080°00.651’.
We traveled today for 9 hours and 15 minutes covering 61.18 nautical miles averaging 6.61 knots.