Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It only gets better
Sorry no blog yesterday – too busy.
We had a great cruise from Tom Point Creek to Charleston, SC where we tied up to the MEGA-dock and Charleston City Marina. For ONCE we had the current and tides with us. Transiented a couple of problem areas at low tide but since it was near high – no trouble seen. Then with the current with us we averaged better than 6.5 knots and actually hit 8.2 through Elliott’s cut.. We were all smiling ear to ear. Especially Graeme on Sweet Chariot – in the fall he went through there – about 2 miles long – and he fought the current and it took 1.5 hours!! This time it took only 10 minutes.
WE had an easy dockage and were secure by 11am. Then it was time for fuel and water, then lunch, setup the backs. Took care of some personal business then a van trip to Harris Teeter.
Back on the boat Karen discovered her purse missing!! Ohh how quickly a fine day can turn BAD. I raced to the office and the purse was not there, they checked the van and it wasn’t there!! Then we checked the communication office and we found it. Ohhh the sun came out then and it was a nice day except with the sea breeze coming in, boat traffic off the beam of the boat and strong current coming aft it was very bouncy on the boat. We dealt with it the best we could. We took showers and went out to dinner with the Canadian Armada -- the local marine restaurant.
When we returned the wind had died, boat traffic was minimal, the current switched and it was quite nice on the boat for the rest of the evening.
We expect to stay today – Friday then leave Saturday. This could be problematic since there is a large wildfire near Bare Foot Landing in myrtle Beach that has shut down the swing bridge there and essentially stopped traffic on the ICW.
The weather looks great for going offshore but can I talk Karen into spending a night at sea??
Enjoy the pics from Tom Point Creek.