CT to FL Day 20
St. Johns Island, SC to Beaufort, SC
The current was wicked when we arrived and there was no way I was going to attempt to leave with current running, so we waited for a slack current this morning before attempting to leave... departing at 0845. Destination today... the Beaufort, SC area.
We had a cloudy and rainy day... current were extreme... either pushing us at 9 knots or slowing us down to 5 knots. Full Moon so the tides are extremely high and also very very low. The low tides had us creeping through a few spots today... particularly the south end of Ashepoo cut. The depth sounder was not even working it was so shallow... did not feel us dragging bottom but it was very close.
We arrived to Beaufort and anchored just south of the city mooring field at 1700. Our location for the night N32°25.690’, W080°40.911’
. We traveled today for 8 hours and 15 minutes covering 55.8 nautical miles averaging 6.8 knots.