S.Santee River,SC to Bucksport,SC
Florida to Rhode Island - Day 14
No alarms set to get up and we did not wake up till 0830 hours… did not have to even look outside… it’s still windy… when will end??? I lowered the dinghy in to the water to take Beech to land. The pier and boat ramp were a little crude… had to climb a ladder to get on to the dock… not sure if we will return to this anchorage again… but it worked great for last night.
Beecha was quick to do her business and we were back to boat and underway at approximately 0930 hours. We were leaving at almost a mid tide so water levels going out were much better… had a strong current on our nose as we exited the S. Santee River but when we turned into the ICW the current was with on the stern. We did not loose the boost the entire day… making 7.0 to 8.4 knots.
Felt really strange passing Georgetown today and not stopping… after spending over a week there on our trip south last year waiting for parts… we zipped right past and up the Waccamaw River. We decided to stop early and get our trip stops back in sync with where we normally stop each day. So we stopped at approximately 1440 hours at Bucksports Marina in Bucksport, SC, ICW MM 377. Our approximate location N33°39.053’, W079°05.684’.
Today we traveled for 5 hours and 10 minutes covering 39.56 nautical miles averaging 7.66 knots.