Eventful Cruise to Calabash Creek

It started out so calmly. Cypress trees. Osprey. Mirror-calm water. Alone for miles. Soon, a few swing bridges that needed to be opened for us. A whole lot of fancy waterfront houses. A fast boat sending us a big wake. A "go/stay" decision. And then...wait for it...a mechanical malfunction. I just had to say, just … Continue reading Eventful Cruise to Calabash Creek

Waccamaw River (S.C.)

So glad to set anchor tonight at Butler Island in the Waccamaw River, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Mile Marker 396 (ICW MM396), after 71.5 miles and 9.5 hours. We pushed against the current nearly all day but it was otherwise a comfortable if long cruise. I had time for mending and vacuuming (domestic maintenance does continue … Continue reading Waccamaw River (S.C.)

Horses & Harley’s: Charleston, S.C.

We've just left a Saturday night outing to Charleston's city market. As we unlocked our bicycles at a busy intersection, a pungeant horse-drawn carriage entered from one side while Harley motorcycles revved up from the other. Ah, the tapestry of America! So diverse! This is where the Civil War began. The first shot was fired … Continue reading Horses & Harley’s: Charleston, S.C.

Beaufort, S. C.

So much history. Such a walkable waterfront. And such fun socializing! Two nights wasn't quite enough, but we continue moving northward through the Lowcountry in order to meet my April commitment in Washington D.C. I write this while sitting at a marshy anchorage in Church Creek, less than 20 miles from Charleston (where more history … Continue reading Beaufort, S. C.

Into South Carolina

Many Moons entered her 11th state today on her long boat trip. We're making way now "up" the Lowcountry, the coastal region of Georgia and South Carolina which is below sea level in many places. Many African Americans still inhabit the coastal islands where their ancestors were once enslaved. (Perhaps an historical aspect of "low?") … Continue reading Into South Carolina