TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 47 NM
DOCKED AT: HARBORWALK MARINA
ICW MILE MARKER: 1.1 NORTH OF 403
SUNRISE: 6:48 SUNSET: 7:48
HIGH: 71 LOW: 42
We were off by 8:00 on this brilliant morning under clear skies and cool temperatures. The channel took us by isolated low country camps located within dense copse of trees that were accessible only by shallow draft skiffs.
|YES, THAT WOULD BE THE "SOUTHERN CROSS" FLYING HIGH|
The big excitement of today was the wildlife that we saw. First, we saw our first alligators in the wild. In fact, we saw sever of those giant lizard like creatures in the murky waters. We also saw bald eagles on two different occasions and a few languid dolphin in the waterways. Our heads were swiveling from side to side as well as checking up in the skies and down in the water. Oh yes, we also encountered our first ugly green-eyed monster flies of the season. I could definitely do without their company.
|YOU HAVE TO LOOK CLOSELY BUT THE GATOR IS FLOATING|
RIGHT AT THE SHORELINE
|BALD EAGLE SOARING ABOVE|
Today’s destination was Georgetown, South Carolina’s third oldest city. It was founded in 1730 and thrived as a port of entry by shipping rice, indigo and lumber. The rice and indigo boom ended with the Civil War and some devastating hurricanes towards the end of the 19th century. Lumber trade stayed strong and there is now a steel mill that helps to support the local economy. Shrimp trawlers litter the waters and add to the wealth as well as the charm of this historic town. The commercial roe shrimp season will begin down here in May then June will bring harvesting of the brown shrimp.
|THE STEEL MILL IN GEORGETOWN HARBOR|
|SHRIMP TRAWLERS WAITING FOR THEIR SEASON TO START|
|ANOTHER QUEST DOCKED RIGHT WHERE WE STOPPED LAST YEAR |
WITH CRAIG AND ALEXIS
We got to meet Rhonda and Joe’s friends, Scott and Marlene, on Nomad and made plans to make tomorrow’s journey to Myrtle Beach all together.