November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013  Day 13 South for the Winter
Port Royal Landing Marina
Port Royal, SC

Last night after we posted the blog, the wind picked up again and we were under a tornado watch! We had a rough evening for a while with very strong gusting winds, but the anchor held and we made it through the night.

We left the anchorage about 9:20 this morning and were faced with more strong winds gusting to 35 mph. We had an uncomfortable ride for the first four hours through St. Helena Sound and the Coosa River and were happy to enter calmer waters as we passed Lady’s Island and the harbor of Beaufort.

We docked at Port Royal Landing Marina at 2:00 and are happy to be here!  We were invited to dinner with Jeffrey and Cathy on Shenandoah who are docked next to us. (They were also anchored near us last night.) We went to a new Mexican restaurant nearby and had a fun evening.

We are looking forward to having Thanksgiving dinner here at the marina tomorrow afternoon. The staff is cooking several turkeys and everyone will bring side dishes to share.   

We will stay here three nights and do some cleaning and borrow the courtesy car to do some provisioning on Friday!
We wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!