TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 41 NM
DOCKED AT: BAREFOOT LANDING MARINA
ICW MILE MARKER: 354.4
SUNRISE: 6:44 SUNSET: 7:48
HIGH: 69 LOW: 43
TODAY’S BRIDGES: 1
1. SOCASTEE SWING BRIDGE
As we pull out of Georgetown and reenter the ICW’s main channel we saw the first of several barges working the waterways on this lovely Monday.
|BARGE WORKING THE WATERWAY|
The Waccamaw River brought more alligators and moss draped cypress. The hideaways tucked along the banks were both rustic and charming on their perches. The mineral rich, tea-brown river water has begun to create that telltale “river mustache”.
|RUSTIC HIDEAWAYS ALONG THE WATER'S EDGE|
|NOTICE THE BROWN TINT TO THE CHURNING WATERS IN OUR WAKE|
As we neared buys Myrtle Beach civilization began to shout its presence with nice homes, towering condos and “go-fast” boats.
|THE PERFECT LITTLE HOME ON THE WATER|
We docked at Barefoot Landing and headed for the numerous shops right at our doorsteps. First things first, ice cream for everyone! We girls did our best to add our “two bits” to the South Carolina economy!
|THE GANG GETTING FUELED UP WITH ICE CREAM|
Phyllis and Tom on Cocoon Too joined the group for Happy Hour at TBonz and we learned of their many adventures.
|PHYLLIS (COCOON TOO), RHONDA (RHO-JO), JUDY (QUEST) AND MARLENE (NOMAD)|
Myrtle Beach began as a getaway for lumber workers in Conway and has developed into a major tourist attraction. When it finally incorporated in 1957 they decided to name their town after the abundant local shrub, the Southern Wax Myrtle.