November 24, 2013

November 23, 2013  Day 9   South for the Winter
Barefoot Marina  
North Myrtle Beach, SC

We woke to a light rain which lasted much of the morning, so chores were relegated to the inside of the boat. Joyce continued to reduce the laundry load and Bill worked on chart plotting.  We were able to make some decisions and reservations for the remainder of this week.

Bill and Diane came over for docktails at 4:00 (it is five o’clock somewhere!), and we had a great time catching up with each other since we saw them last spring. Their home is a short drive from here. We went to Luigi’s Trattoria for a wonderful Italian dinner in Myrtle Beach.  Then they were so kind enough to take us to a grocery store to pick up a few things.  The two “Bills” stayed in the car and chatted while Joyce and Diane did the shopping.  We look forward to seeing them next spring or sooner if they come to see us in Florida this winter!

We will depart Barefoot Marina tomorrow and go a fairly short distance to Osprey Marina and spend the night. Their fuel prices are so much lower that it only makes sense to be there.  Add to that the drop in temperature forecast for Sunday night and we do not want to be anchored!

(note: posting this on Sunday morning 11/24)