Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Port Royal, SC to Skidaway Island, GA

To backtrack a bit, yesterday we traveled from St. Johns Yacht Harbor, Charleston, to Port Royal. We continue to retrace our route from last spring, but in reverse, heading south instead of north. We spent several days  in Port Royal in April and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sights. This time, however, our sight-seeing was limited to a quick trip to Publix in the marina's loaner vehicle.

We started out early again this morning, at 0630- 8 minutes before sunrise. No fog today!!

Sunrise at Lady's Island Bridge at Port Royal
Time to leave the dock!

We crossed the Georgia line and cruised right past Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery, one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. It was well known even before "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

The shallow "skinny water" parts of our route were no problem, since we timed the tides right. The only moments that caused elevated heart rates were those when we exited Fields Cut and entered the Savannah River- part of the city's shipping lanes. This is where the big boys travel. The ICW crosses the shipping lane here, so it's vital to look both ways and broadcast a securite call on the radio. We managed to cross between these two behemoths- they each seemed as big as a city block. Yikes!

The "APL Qatar"
The "Zim Vancouver"
We arrived at Delegal Creek Marina in the early afternoon. We used the marina's golf cart to tour Skidaway Island. The entire island is a planned and gated community of luxury homes called The Landings. Some of the homes are vacation homes while other residents commute to Savannah to work. 

Tonight's sunset was a great one!

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