Saturday, March 24, 2012

Still Marching North

After dropping off Robin and Debbie, we headed towards Cumberland Island, Georgia. It is one of my favorite spots... After settling in, we had a visit from fellow cruisers we met in Marathon, Dennis and Suzi on S/V Thate Wata. They are also marching north towards home in New Bern, N.C.
We took the dinghy ashore the next morning a walked to the ocean side of the island. Everything about the island is beautiful.. The live oaks and all of the palms, the wildlife and the old ruins are awesome.. Some of the trees are probably 100s of years old. I tried to find a pine tree to collect some needles for my new hobby, but was not successful...
The next morning we pulled anchor and made a stop at Jekyll Island to top off fuel.. Well, guess who spotted some pine trees??? The dock hands thought I was nuts, but I got a bag full. One of the dock office guys came out and wanted me to go over to his home and rake his yard..Ha!!! So, off we went with fuel,food and pine needles!
Our next anchorage was a beautiful little spot just behind Doboy Island, just off the ICW..had a peaceful evening there too.
With all the porpoises in the waters, one would think they would be easy to photograph. They are so quick to pop their heads out and then dive back, you almost have to have your camera in your hand pointed at the water 24-7 and have it on rapid sequence mode to get a glimpse of them! Finally got a OK shot of one following us on our stern.. He peaked at me for a nano second and then back under he went.
Our next anchorage was a little offshoot of the ICW, Herb River, just south of Thunderbolt. Very nice,protected and quiet. The next morning we headed to Beaufort,SC and arrived around 3:30 to TP and Susan's dock. When traveling north or south we always stop here and tie off to his sailboat.. TP and Susan are wonderful friends.. After taking a quick ride to town and getting a few provisions (thanks to TP) we had a great dinner and conversation with our good friends. All is Good!!
The only negative about Beaufort is the NO-SEE-UMS... Pesky little creatures!!
After leaving Beaufort, we made it just south of Charleston in a small anchorage called Wapoo Creek. Had a little storm pass thur last nite and are calling for more today.. We hope to get across the Charleston Harbor before the next storm arrives..
On to Georgetown, SC today... More news at 11.................
P.S. Of note: South Carolina Boaters can be just as bad as South Florida boaters, just not as many of them! Ha!!!

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