CT to FL Day 19
Whiteside Creek, SC to St. Johns Island, SC
Very peaceful night on the hook... strong current but no issues.
Departed from the anchorage this morning at 0800 and back to ICW... current against us all day... luckily we had a very short day planned going to St. Johns Island just below Charleston.
Weather was also not that great... it was windy and raining.
We did have the strongest current we have ever expereinced against us as we transited Elliotts Cut. I had the engines at 2750 RPM.. should give us about 7.5 knots... as we got into Elliotts Cut we slowed to below 2 knots... 1.6 knots being the lowest I saw... very very strong current! Glad it lasted only 15 minutes and we were out into the Stono River.
Where we turned down teh Stono running with the current... we were ruinning over 7 knots in idle... crazy currents here today.
We only had about a mile to go to reach our destination at St. Johns Yacht Harbor. It had suffered some damage from Hurricane Matthew and lost 3 or its t-head docks where we normally dock... today we had to dock on C Dock about 150 yards down the fairway. This same strong current was running through the marina. We bascially had to crab sideways almost perpendicular to the fairway to the slip.... was a little hairy getting in but had no problems. We will wait till slack tide to leave... :)
We were secure at the dock at 1140. Our location for the night N32°45.290’, W080°00.699’
. We traveled today for 3 hours and 40 minutes covering 19.2 nautical miles averaging 5.2 knots.
They have a courtesy car here at the marina and we were able to go to Susan's favorite grocery store... PUBLIX.