Day's log for Friday, July 27th, 2001 - The City Marina, Charleston, SC
1000 - left dock. I was glad to be going. I enjoyed Charleston but was really glad to be on my way.
1030 - passed through Wappoo Creek Bridge
1033 - passed SM 470
1052 - spotted dolphins - I see them so often now that I won't continue logging them
1106 - passed SM 475
1107 - ships compas 320 toward range
1145 - passed John Limehouse Bridge
1155 - passed SM 480
1252 - passed SM 485
1330 - spotted dolphins
1350 - passed SM 490
1442 - passed SM 495
1447 - rain for 5 min
1505 - rain for a few minutes. Thunderstorm brewing behind me.
1527 - passed SM 500
1625 - passed SM 505
1700 - Checked the engine coolant level again, this time it was fine.
1715 - passed SM 510
1804 - passed SM 515
1940 - I put in my 50 miles for the day, and anchored out in the Coosaw River near Parrot Creek. Around 2100 I noticed lightning. I went up to investigate and noticed the boat turning around as the tidal current switched from ebb to flood. I could hear dolphins breathing. I also noticed the wind coming up quickly. I soon reached 30 knots coming across the water. The one mile fetch allowed for two foot waves to start. While I read a book, the boat started pitching and rocking. Then I noticed a hard jerk. I realised that I had to put more scope on the anchor chain. That fixed the jerk. I later fell asleep. When I woke up, everything was calm. I went back to sleep. In the morning it was overcast.Prev Home Next