This morning, after referring to the XM Weather on our Garmin, we decided to head out to the sea in order to make it to Savannah this evening. While following the deep, narrow channel with its abutting shallows, we found ourselves approaching a HUGE car hauler. Now, we needed to stay within the safety of the deeper channel and SHE wasn’t about to veer out of the channel either. Hold your breath and stay to the right!! Close but far enough apart to slowly and safely pass each other.
We seem to be in a big area for shrimping and have seen many working boats.
Remember I said we checked the weather before heading out to the sea? Well, lot of good that did us!! It got so rough that the table started to tip over. At the same time the weather was saying calm seas (1 to 3’ waves) and light wind (5 to 8 kn) we were experiencing 4 ‘to 6 ‘waves and winds to 26 knots. We could put up with this only so long before Dan headed back into the safety of the ICW.
Still we have seen no manatees but look at these beautiful birds nested upon a ICW mile marker.
Just before reaching our new destination for the night we came across this major catastrophe. Some boater is really not too happy now. Can you imagine??
We docked at Isle of Hope Marina and marveled at the lovely scenery surrounding it. Talk about “Southern Hospitality”, they had 2 vehicles that you could “use” for a 2 hour period, free of charge. Now that is great customer service! After cleaning up the Quest and ourselves we took our little loaner Honda and found a great place right on the water for a view of sunset and fish for dinner. Nice!