Quite an interesting trip so far. Here’s some notes from the log.
Day 1 - N Myrtle Beach to Awendaw Creek (just south of McClenville) 85 mi.
Sunny, chilly but pleasant. Anchored
Day 2 to Rock Creek (south of Charleston) 80 mi.
Red sky in the morning = Cold, rainy, all day
A sailboat (Canadian) grounded at the exit from the Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff
Pea soup fog an hour after we anchored
Dolphins playing around the boat after dark
Day 3 to Beaufort (SC) 23 miles
Made it in to the Downtown Marina just before the shit hit the fan.
First a warm storm front with 30+ gusts and driving rain (transiting Brickyard Creek)
Followed by a hard freeze freight train from the north.
Had to shoehorn the boat into her space at the dock - 46ft boat into a 50ft space with a wicked crosswind = major pucker factor (thank God for twins).
Day 4 Lay day in Beaufort, very nice town
Colder than a well digger’s ass
Day 5 to Vernon River, Georgia (south of Savannah) 65miles
Sunny, clear, still freezing. Driving from lower helm with the heat on
Warmer in the evening. Pleasant anchorage
Day 6 Walley’s Leg, Ga. 65 miles
Sunny, below freezing in the morning, 64 deg by the time we anchored
Good run through Hell Gate and Florida Passage, both at high water.
Lots of skinny water in other places though ((Little Mud River)
Walley’s Leg -- just a creek off the ICW - Nice anchorage -- eight foot tide
On to Cumberland Island tomorrow – will anchor there for 3-4 days
Then on to Jacksonville and St. Augustine for Thanksgiving.
That’s it for now.
HopCar - I will hold you personally responsible if it isn’t 80 degrees in Miami when we get there.
Michael - Hope to catch on the way back. Stay warm up there. KJ
Sunrise Awendaw Creek
The Big Squeeze
Beaufort Sunset, between storms - Arctic Express coming in.
St. Catherine's Sound in the morning - 34 degrees brrrr!