Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
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Boatyard at Ashley River
I added some extra layers as the weather had brought a drop in temperatures and relieved Pete so he could go make breakfast. Honestly, given how it felt when we were all banging around in our beds, it really ended up being a pretty beautiful morning. The wind continued throughout the day, but it definitely let up a little bit as we motored on, and we had sunshine so no complaints there. Early on, we passed through a wider section of water, which was a channel leading from Georgetown out to sea. As we crossed through it to the narrow canal that led to the continuation of the ICW, we got a call on the radio from Om Shati, the other boat from New Hampshire that the boys had met in Wrightsville Beach. They were a ways back but spotted the dark hull and gave a call to see if it was us. An hour or so later, they caught up and passed us through the ICW - it was fun to catch a peak at the boat that Pete and Connor had told me about. Maybe we’ll catch up with them in Charleston tonight?
Motorboat ride continued. We were basically just working our way through some South Carolina marshland. It was quite pretty...but stayed the same throughout the day
Not much else to report today. We all got a nap in at some point, which was really nice given our rocky sleeping situation last night. And, as hoped for, we were able to cover the 60 miles needed to arrive in Charleston this evening. Just to keep things exciting, we made sure to enter the harbor at night - luckily, there was barely anyone out (no wonder, it’s a brisk and windy 40 degrees) and it was quite easy to find the marina. We sprung for some dock space at the Boatyard at Ashley River, and we have wandered in to see some of the sights of Charleston - a definite sailor’s town and one of my favorites. Tomorrow, weather permitting, we hope to head outside into the Atlantic to give the sails a little workout and the motor (and our ears) a little rest. The plan is to pull an overnight with our eye on St. Augustine, FL. We’ll see!