December 4, 2013

December 4, 2013  Day 20   South for the Winter
Shelter Cove Marina
Hilton Head, South Carolina

We had a fun time taking Rick and Marie out for a boat ride today.  The weather was perfect with a bright blue sky and 70 degrees!  We left around 9:20 and headed back down Broad Creek and into the Calabogue Sound.  We dropped anchor at 11:00 at Buck Creek and had lunch there.  We saw several dolphins today and they were camera shy as always.  

As we left the anchorage we spotted Richard and Shannon on Esmeralda going by.  We bumped up our speed and caught up with them and had a side by side visit.  We traveled with them in Canada but had not seen since we were in Maine.  It was great to see them again!  We always enjoy seeing boating friends and love the surprise encounters!  
Bill and Rick at the helm

Bill entertained us at lunchtime

We returned to our marina at Shelter Cove at 1:30 and said goodbye to Rick and Marie.  We will see them tomorrow.  We had dinner onboard and had a quiet evening.  Joyce’s sister and brother-in-law, Kathy & Paul will arrive tomorrow and we look forward to their visit!