RE: East Coast Southbound continued
After Christmas my wife and I drove to Charleston to resume the trip South on our Monk 36. The day before we left home the USCG documentation papers arrived, I had requested a name change from Grania to GUMBO. We did a short name change ceremony at the docks prior to leaving Charleston on Dec. 30.* We*spent that night in Beaufort SC and Thunderbolt Marine for new Years Eve we were able to see fireworks in the distance at midnight. Tonight we are anchored at Walberg Creek near mile 620 AICW, a nice spot, in 15*to 21 feet of water depending on the tide. I hope I got the scope right, water really rushes through here. Tomorrow we are headed to Brunswick GA probably to spend a*shopping day there before heading*South again.
I was surprised to see two towboats, no barges, on the AICW today I believe the first we've seen outside of a*harbor in the last 600 miles. Quite a difference from the Gulf Intracoastal WW where there is one around every bend.
Happy and prosperous 2009 filled with good boating to all!
Monk 36, Gumbo