FL to CT Day 14
Walburg Creek, GA to Beaufort, SC
We spent a great evening with Norm and Peter from “Serendipity” … they joined us for drinks and dinner aboard “Sails”. I provided shuttle service via our dinghy since it was in the water for taking Beecha to land. We were enjoying it so much we ended up staying up later than we like to when cruising… made getting up today a little tougher… went through all of the snooze alarms my phone allows… so was not up until 0630.
After taking Beecha to land for a quick walk and putting the dinghy back on top of the boat we departed at approximately 0745. “Serendipity” departed just a few minutes before us and was out of sight around the north tip of St. Catherine Island when we finally got the anchor up and underway.
Today “Serendipity” was the leader…. They were running about a mile ahead of us most of the day… we did not catch up until Hell Gate and we passed them there and lead the rest of the day.
This area is one that the current is like a yo-yo… slowest speed being 4.5 knots and highest I saw was 9.5 knots. But it is always nice when the last leg of the day is running with a big boost of speed…. Which we had for the last hour or so… it was not 9.5 knots but 8.0 to 8.5 knots which is very nice.
We arrived to Beaufort and dropped the hook just south or west of the Beaufort Downtown Marina. “Serendipity” anchored just south or west of us. We were securely anchored at approximately 1830 at N32°25.720’, W081°40.685’. We traveled for 10.75 hours covering 72.4 nm averaging 6.7 knots.
Suppose to be 56 degrees here tonight which will be great sleeping weather.