December 5, 2015

December 4, 2015  Day 12 South for the Winter 2015-16
At anchor Church’s Creek
Sullivan’s Island, SC

Knowing we would have a long day we departed Georgetown at 0750.  It was very chilly in the morning!  We were fortunate to have favorable tide much of the way as the trip to Charleston is known for several low areas of shoaling. We passed by McClellanvillle at 1050 and Isle of Palms at 1330. We did fine although the channel was not well marked.  They are starting to dredge now and that will eventually help. 

We weren’t sure we could make it to our intended anchorage before dark so we called a marina to make a reservation.  Fortunately we reached Elliot’s Cut, just south of Charleston at 1515 and knew we could make it. Joyce made a quick call to cancel our reservation at St. John’s Yacht Club and we continued on south.
Our anchorage at Church's Creek,
shared with a sailboat

We reached Church’s Creek at 1700 and anchored just before sunset!  We have been here several times in the past.

We prepared a spaghetti and meatball dinner and relaxed after our nine hour cruising day.

Tomorrow we will go to Beaufort, SC and dock at the Downtown Marina for three days!