Thursday, April 30, 2015

Delegal Creek to Port Royal, SC

Hours today: 8
Miles today: 65               Total Miles: 3, 439

Knowing that tide was crucial on today’s route, we untied our lines at 0630 and headed out, along with Sweetwater and Serenity. It was our turn to lead, and we knew it would be a challenging day. We planned to travel 65 miles, which meant an eight hour day. We also had to leave the marina at high or rising tide in order to get back on the ICW. We needed to pass under a bridge at falling or low tide, and navigate through Fields Cut at nearly high tide. Fields Cut was the most nerve-wracking. It is on the north side of the Savannah River- a nail-biting experience in itself due to high current and ocean-going cargo ships. We made it through the Cut and saw 4.7 feet of water-- .7 more than we have to have. The weather was perfect, and the scenery was fun.

This shrimper isn't doing very well.

We chose not to stop in Savannah, since we visited there by car two years ago. We also by-passed Hilton Head and its resorts.  

Houses on Hilton Head Island

We are tied up at Port Royal, and love it here. There is so much to see- Parris Island, Beaufort, Fripp Island, Lady’s Island, Cat Island…. I know we will be back here in the Fall.

We had dock tails on Sweetwater this evening. Pam and Tim will be heading on tomorrow while we plan to spend several days here. Can't wait to explore more of the Low Country!

We hadn't seen one of these for ages!

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