Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wet and Blustery

Our plans today were to motor part way to Charlestown and stay in an anchorage overnight, but as we got started it was evident that the weather was deteriorating and the anchorages in this part of SC were wide open to the wind, with not a tree in sight, but marshland everywhere. The wind was steady at 25 knots with gusts to 30, which is not ideal for an overnight anchorage with no protection. So we traveled 53 miles to Isle of Palms marina, just 6 miles from Charlestown. We only encountered one rain squall, with most of the rain due tonight. This was one of those days that you just want to get to your destination as soon as possible, but when going about 6 miles an hour, it takes all day. In addition, during most of the day we had little to no phone service. We felt like we were out in the middle of nowhere. Up until this point our Verizon phone has had good service when many other servers have not had coverage.

The reason we didn't go all the way to Charlestown, was because there is a drawbridge that doesn't open from 4 to 6pm, which would mean entering a new port in the dark.

After a nice warm shower, we headed over to the one local restaurant with a coupon for a free drink or hors'deuvres, which we got from the marina. This evening the restaurant was having a free wine tasting with free gourmet hors'deuvres. We had more food than we needed and free! What a treat! When we got back to the boat, I sauteed fresh shrimp which I bought right off the boats in Georgetown, yesterday. Joe had a little left-over spaghetti from last nights meal.

We are ordering a camera on line tonight, so that it can be sent to my sister, Sally, who will be joining us for Thanksgiving.


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