April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013 Day 326
Hazzard Marine
Georgetown, SC
Total miles to date: 5421.4

Our 64 mile trip required an early start, so we departed at 7:30. Randy from Barefoot’n was so kind to come over and help us cast off our lines.  We left the Charleston harbor and entered the ICW.  We soon passed Isle of Palms, an upscale waterside community almost totally wiped out by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and completely rebuilt. 

It was windy today and the autopilot did not want to hold the course to our satisfaction. Most of the waterway was very narrow so we spent much of the day driving manually and took turns at the helm. We saw many dolphins today and they never cease to entertain us.

Typical home on the ICW today
With seven miles left, we entered the wide Winyah Bay and headed toward Georgetown. We chose Hazzard Marine because this was the home port of Carried Away for six years, so it was only fitting to come back here for the night.  We were tired after our long day so we had dinner on board.

Entering Hazzard Marine
Sunset over Georgetown
We will leave early again tomorrow for another long travel day.  We will stop for fuel first at Osprey (best fuel prices there!) and then continue on to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach where will stay at least two days.