December 6, 2014

December 5-6, 2014  Days 14-15 South for Winter
At anchor
Church Creek, SC

We got an early departure on Friday from Barefoot and Rick and Margi were there to help us with our lines. We traveled two hours to Osprey Marina for fuel. Can’t pass up their low prices. With our Boat US discount, we paid $2.96 /gallon.  We were back on the Waccamaw River shortly. We had the water pretty much to ourselves again! We cruised until we reached the South Santee River where we anchored for the night.

Today we left our anchorage at 0700 and entered the ICW. We timed our trip as closely as possible with the tide to avoid low water areas. We had one close call but Bill maneuvered through it.  Two sailboats did run aground there about 30 minutes later.   We were constantly affected by the current and were cruising at 10mph or 3 mph today! We even had fog for a half hour!  We enjoyed passing the Charleston Harbor although we did not stop this time.  We are seeing more and more wildlife and spotted eagles, herons, egrets, dolphins, and more today.

We arrived at our anchorage at Church Creek and joined two sailboats in this peaceful anchorage. This is our third time to stay here!

We will travel to Port Royal tomorrow and stay three nights at the Port Royal Landing Marina.