Bucksport,SC to N.Myrtle Beach,SC
Florida to Rhode Island - Day 15
Alarm set for 0600 hours and was up and getting ready to depart before it even went off… topped the water tanks off… Susan took Beecha for a walk and we departed at 0730 hours. Destination for the night planned as Southport, NC or further depending how we hit the tides.
Not a mile a way we crossed paths with a sailboat we had spent the evening with in the Haulover Canal… it had been a couple of years… sailing vessel PAGAN CHANT… exchanged some VHF chatter with him as we passed.
We next came to the Socastee Swing Bridge… I had heard on the VHF that they had just opened for a sailboat ahead of us… the bridge is on demand but was not sure how quickly he would open again… as we approached I hailed and as I thought he had us wait since he had just opened and closed… needed to clear the traffic… we sat for about 10 minutes waiting for the opening.
Having spent a late night with the owner of Bucksport Marina and indulging a little to heavily in the tequila… my morning energy boost was coming to an end quickly… was not really felling like a long day of cruising… Susan needed to pick up some provisions so we decided to call it day early and we docked at approximately 1045 hours at Barefoot Landing Marina at approximate location N33°48.092’, W078°44.702’. Had hoped to be in North Carolina today but it didn’t work out that way. Barefoot Landing is always a fun stop and we had not been here in a couple of years so we are looking forward to staying here tonight.
We have also been in contact with another fellow MTOA member Mike Efford aboard MI-T-MO and he is just behind us traveling north… this early stop over will close the gap between us and we will most likely be cruising together tomorrow.
Today we traveled for 3 hours and 15 minutes covering 20.73 nautical miles averaging 6.38 knots.
Posted at 11:22 AM by:Jay