Windmill Harbor on Hilton Head Island offered us a delightful and secure overnight stop before skipping the Georgia ICW entirely by running “outside” to Amelia Island.
Day 49 – 50, December 2 – 3
delaying our early Sunday morning departure from BEW-fərt, South Carolina because of thunder, lightning, downpours and threatened tornadoes, we were chomping at the bit to get under way. At 11:00 am, with gray skies and rain still splattering around us, we cast off from the Downtown Marina of We didn’t know where we were going, but that’s normal for us. We don’t plan, remember? BEW-fərt. Continue reading A Private Lock and Running Offshore
Our daily runs seem to be from contrast-to-contrast, as this one was from remote and quiet, cool and clear off-season Edisto Beach to the lively, Christmassy, touristy — and wet-rainy — town of
BEW-fərt.South Carolina. Not to be confused with BOW- fərt, North Carolina. Day 47 – 49, November 30 – December 2
A crisp fall sunrise on Big Bay Creek, Edisto Beach, SC.
Edisto presented us with yet another lovely morning, a clear and crisp fall day with no wind. The sunrise was breathtaking: such a treat to be up early to enjoy it.
Continue reading BEW-fərt not BOW-fərt
The trip from flooded Georgetown to Isle of Palms, just outside of Charleston, was incredibly lovely but also challengingly shallow at times.
Day 42, November 25
visit to Georgetown was a quick one-nighter but we loved it and will probably return on the trip home. Delightful spot. We topped it off with a pleasant morning walk with the pups and coffee and cinnamon buns at the Coffee Break Cafe, then cast off to head out into the fog towards Isle of Palms. Continue reading Flooding, Scenery and Shallows
The worst of the flooding was in Socastee, but it continued in Georgetown, where it dampened “Small Business Saturday”.
Day 41, November 24
Southport to Myrtle Beach, there was astronomical coastal flooding but no rain. Today more astronomical flooding was expected, but the forecasts were peppered with rain, tropical downpours with more than 3″, plus thunderstorms, hail and and even threats of waterspouts. The worst of it was well away from us. What’s a little rain, we thought? So off we went. Grand Dunes had been a convenient stop but otherwise there was no reason to stay. Continue reading A Closehand and Painful Glimpse at Flooding – and Historic Georgetown, SC