Greetings from South Carolina! What a beautiful day on the water! We departed from Wrightsville Beach at 7a.m. headed south with several other sailboats. We were fourth in a long line of boats that followed one another until Calabash Creek.
There were five sailboats from Canada in our fleet. A few times, we had to wait to get through bridges; once at a pontoon bridge in Sunset beach and another time at a bridge in Holden beach that was closed due to construction.
As the day went on, the weather got warmer and warmer causing us to be constantly changing clothes. We saw tons of beautiful homes along the ICW and there were fisherman everywhere. We had to zig zag around them to get where we were going. We saw several boats pulling gill nets for spots. They really did not look like they were catching that many.
Justin had gotten us a reservation at the Cricket Cove Marina in Little River, SC. We turned too soon and ended up in Calabash Creek which was very shallow water. Once we realized our mistake, we got back into the ICW and continued on to Little River. As we were going down the ICW we heard someone yelling at us. Believe it or not, it was Justin and his new fishing partner. They had just pulled in their nets having caught 350 lbs of spot. They told us we were only 2 miles from the marina. Justin told us to start looking for the marina after we passed the two casino boats. Sure enough, there were two HUGE casino boats right at the docks waiting for people to arrive. Justin was waiting for us at the marina and helped us get tied up to the docks. We are spending the weekend with Lindsey and Justin at Myrtle Beach and will leave on Monday morning.
Nelson and Ondra