TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 59 NM
ANCHORED IN THE SOUTH SANTEE RIVER
SUNRISE: 6:59 AM IN MYRTLE BEACH
SUNSET: 5:11 PM IN THE SOUTH SANTEE RIVER
The Waccamaw River section of the ICW was resplendent with cypresses dripping with moss and turtles basking in the sun. We were on the alert for a possible gator sighting but alas, our efforts were fruitless!
|THE WHOLE "FAM DAMILY" SUNNING ON A LOG|
|MOSS DRAPED CYPRESS|
At one point today we did encountered a north bound barge and at the same time there were three little fishing boats zipping around like flies. You almost needed someone directing traffic!
|MAKING A "ONE BELL PASS"|
Creeks like Prince, Bull and Cow House dumped into the waterway as we continued south. Crossing Winyah Bay we attracted a seagull following. We were like the Pied Piper leading these “flying rats” south.
|SEAGULLS HOT ON OUR TAIL|
|INTRIGUING TO WATCH THOUGH|
Tonight we anchored in the South Santee River, delighted in the sunset, barbecued fish and got the cards out for Gin. I am happy to report that I “whipped” Dan then had the sense to quit while still ahead.
|DAN MADE A QUICK RECONNAISSANCE OF THE ANCHORAGE|
|ANOTHER LOVELY SUNSET|
Sometime after 1:00 AM the lovely lapping of the waters changed to the sound of the tender tapping on the swim step. It turned out to be a blessing because Dan found that our anchor was dragging when he got up to re-secure the tender. The drag alarm on the Garmin is a good thing but the sound of its soft beeping doesn’t quite make it to our stateroom. Kathy and Garth reported that they solved this dilemma on their Hatteras with a baby monitor, the base unit at the source with the receiver in the stateroom. Kathy also thought this was a good excuse for a trip to Target. Good girl!