TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 69 NM
DOCKED AT: ISLE OF PALM MARINA
ICW MILE MARKER: 458
SUNRISE: 6:54 SUNSET: 7:52
HIGH: 75 LOW: 60
This morning found us off exceptionally early due to the long day ahead of us. Luckily we were able to pass under the Ladies Island Swing Bridge and were soon on our way.
Sometimes the current was pushing us along at a fine clip while other times it seemed that we were barely holding our own. Just after entering Watts Cut from South Edisto River and just shy of Red 138 we came upon a palm tree stuck in the muddy bottom. It was right in the channel and could really ruin an unobservant boater’s day.
At Yonges Island we watched the busy working shipyard and later found this poor sailboat high and dry by the John F. Limehouse Bridge. Elliott Cut that connects the Stono River with the Ashley River had over a 4 mile per hour current.
|HIGH AND DRY SAILBOAT|
|FOLLOWING RHO-JO THROUGH THE ELLIOTT CUT|
This is a busy weekend in Charleston with planned sailboat races. Dan had to carefully weave through Charleston Harbor while trying to stay in the channel and somehow avoid the races going on all over the place. Meanwhile, I was trying to catch a glimpse of the USS Yorktown at Patriots point and Fort Sumter.
|MAKING THE TURN AT A FRANTIC PACE|
|USS YORKTOWN AIRCRAFT CARRIER|
We were welcomed into the comfortable Isle of Palm Marina where we were most happy to escape the frantic activity in Charleston. It looks like we are real lucky to be traveling right where we are. Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi were hit with 99 tornadoes today!
We spent some time today reminiscing on our transit of the Panama Canal last year on this date. That is truly way up there on our list of favorite things when we think back.