November 6, 2011 after anchoring in South Edisto River, we departed Mon., Nov 7 headed to Beaufort, SC. We were making great time on a beautiful sunny morning. When we got to the Lady Island Swing Bridge, we found out we had to wait from 11:00 am to 1:00pm before the bridge would open due to excess traffic on road going into Beaufort. So, we threw out an anchor, and had lunch and just rested until 12:45. By then, there were 8-10 other sailboats waiting to go through the bridge. Of course, it was exactly one o’clock before it opened. What a waste of time for our travels! That night, we anchored at Bull Creek anchorage around 5:30 just before dark. The new time keeps us from traveling late in the day. We had a beautiful sunny day on the water and a peaceful anchorage for the night. Since Nelson was feeling poorly, we opted to stay on our boat and get some needed rest.
Tues., Nov 8, we pulled anchor at 7:00 am and headed south down the ICW. The weather was sunny and we even motor sailed since we had some wide water to travel. We keep hoping to go out in the ocean but the big waves keep us in the ICW. At 5:00 pm, we anchored in Cattle Pen Creek. A nice anchorage! We went over to the SuzyQ for cocktails and later a delicious piece of Key lime pie. Wow! It was great!
Later, back at our boat, we watched the end of Dancing with the Stars and saw Nancy Grace get voted off! I knew it had to be her time.
On Wed., Nov 9, we pulled anchor and motor sailed down the ICW on a sunny beautiful warm day. We actually had shorts and short sleeves on today. Wish all the days were like this one! About 4:00 in the afternoon, we pulled into Morning Star Marine at St. Simons Island for a pump out, fuel refill, and added water to one of our water tanks. Afterwards, we motored over to an anchorage close to the marina for the night. The winds picked up and by morning, we had temps close to the 30s. Robert and Susan on SuzyQ came over to our boat, and had cocktails and she brought the remainder of her key lime pie for desert. Wow! It was wonderful! I can’t wait to get to the grocery store to get ingredients to make another one.