Once we rip ourselves away from Vero (Velcro) Beach, our goal is to just get as far north as we can each day. I know, I know, we should be smelling the roses but we’ve been up and down this coast so many times now….
The weather has been decent for traveling both inside on the ICW and out on the ocean. We moved each day up through Florida and then did an overnight to Charleston (167 miles and about 26 hours) skipping a Georgia and it’s shallow waters before we put on the breaks. In Charleston we went to a marina where we did laundry (free vs 11.00/load in the Bahamas) and took sinfully long hot showers. Dan had plenty of boat chores to catch up on and I took advantage of being a short walk from a good grocery store to stock up for the next couple weeks. Charleston is a great city to take walks in historic neighborhoods and eat our favorite southern dish, Shrimp n Grits.
Dan had, of course, been watching the weather sites and saw a good opportunity for us to travel outside 60 miles up to Winyah Bay. We headed out to smooth rollers and light winds. We put out the sails and realized that if we wanted to go slow and take advantage of the conditions, we could stay out all night and go all the way to the Cape Fear and Carolina Beach. After an uneventful night of sailing, here we are, another 136 miles further north! It’s supposed to be rainy and blowy for the next few days so we’ll visit with some cruising friends and take a few beach walks.
I also know of a local place that sells fresh shrimp that I can get to buy dinghy. What should it be? Shrimp cocktail? Shrimp Fajitas? Shrimp & Asian noodles? We’ve got three nights, why not all three!
Anyway, we’ll be moving when the weather’s good and stopped when it’s not. Happy spring y’all!!
The streets of Charleston
Shrimp n Grits at SNOB (Slightly North of Broad). We didn’t like it……
Sorry! Just can’t ever get over the beauty of sunrises and sunsets on our passages!
Florida birds – the bottom ones are spoonbills. They’re pink!!