May 7, 2014

May 3-4, 2014  Days 6-7  Heading North!
Barefoot Marina
North Myrtle Beach, SC

On Saturday at 0720, we left our anchorage at Church Creek and headed north through Elliott’s Cut which leads into the busy Charleston Harbor. It is always a treat to come through there and see the beautiful, historic homes on the Battery. We did not stop in Charleston this time, but continued on to make a longer distance.  We enjoyed talking with our friends on Salt Shaker again on the radio and hope to see them this summer in the Chesapeake.

By early afternoon we realized we needed to stop for a little fuel and we went into Jerome Creek to Leland Oil Co.  We had to wait at the entrance to the creek for several shrimp boats to leave. They were just coming from the “Blessing of the Fleet” Ceremony. It was fun to watch them parade out into the river.
We reached our anchorage on the South Santee River at 1620 and spent a very peaceful night there.

Sunday morning found us up and out early at 0705. We entered the Waccamaw River at 0820 and were soon passing Georgetown.  Our first stop was at the Osprey Marina in Myrtle Beach. They have the best fuel prices in the area and we filled all thee tanks. We left there and wound our way down to North Myrtle Beach to dock at the Barefoot Marina.  It was quite a ride – take a warm, sunny afternoon on Sunday and you will find every jet ski, pontoon boat, runaround boat, cruisers, and even a tow boat going up and down the narrow river. We arrived at the marina at 5:00 and our friends Rick and Margi, on Journey were there to take our lines.  Soon we were with other Loopers having Docktails!