TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 57 NM
DOCKED AT: THUNDERBOLT MARINA AT ICW #583 JUST OUTSIDE SAVANNAH ($1.99 /FT W/P OVERALL)
SUNRISE AT DATAW ISLAND: 7:05 AM
SUNSET AT THUNDERBOLT MARINA: 5:20 PM
Our early morning start brought had us passing beautiful Beaufort (pronounced like beautiful) by 9:30 then the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Paris Island in Port Royal. This installation is the training center for enlisted male recruits east of the Mississippi and female recruits from all over the US.
|BEAUTIFUL BEAUFORT, SC|
|PARIS ISLAND MARINE RECRUIT DEPOT|
Our path brought us past Hilton Head Island and then the charming Daufuskie Island, immortalized in Jimmy Buffett’s song “The Prince of Tides” and Pat Conroy’s book The Water is Wide.
|HAIG POINT ON DAUFUSKI ISLAND|
|THAT'S A LOT OF EQUIPMENT TO MOVE THE FLOATING PIPE|
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FLAG
AND THE GEORGIA STATE FLAG
Quest was soon secured and hooked to all services. While Dan gave her a quick wash I paid our bill at the marina and picked up our Enterprise Rental car. Since Dan had to research a prospective job in Orlando, FL tomorrow we decided to make the drive this evening. It was a good call as the drive went smoothly with little traffic and we were in Orlando in plenty of time for a good night’s sleep.