SC/GA So Beautiful But Sooo Shallow!!!

In our last post, Dan wrote of our “experience” in Charleston.  I am quite good at pretending these incidents did not occur and moving on…  We did connect with two of our favorite cruising couples, Ron and Pam on m/v Legacy and John & Belinda from s/v Be As You Are.  So much fun and allowed me to leave Charleston on a good note!

Except for our very first trip south, we have always done an overnight ocean passage, about 27 hours, from Charleston to the border of Florida to avoid the many shallow spots in this section on the ICW.  Watching the weather, we determined it did not look like our kind of seas out there, so rather than wait it out we decided to head inside which takes about a week for the same distance.  Beautiful scenery but oh so shallow, rushing currents and tides around nine feet.  You REALLY have to pay attention!



Cruising pals😍

Crazy tides


Isle of Hope, GA

Sunrise departures to hit higher tides in the shallows


Car carrier “Golden Ray” on it’s side in a Georgia inlet – they’re not quite sure what to do about this…

Cumberland Island – my favorite stop even when we drag anchor in the middle of the night with it blowing in the 30’s.  Another of those “incidents” I’ve managed to erase from my memory….

We just left St Augustine a couple days ago.  Had a really fun evening with some of our Vlaun family.  Been wearing a hat daily to cover my fat mess hair – FINALLY took care of that issue !!!

Headed south and should be in Vero Beach Wednesday where we will put on the breaks and enjoy Florida for a bit.  Are we snowbirds????

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Taught for 30 years, now enjoying the cruising life from New England to the Bahamas!
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1 Response to SC/GA So Beautiful But Sooo Shallow!!!

  1. Kelly and Kinsey on Dutch Wind says:

    On our way to the boot key harbor marina to provisioning and await a good weather report for the crossover. Where are you planning to hang for your departure?

    We will be in Vero through the holidays. Good luck with your crossing!⛵️


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