Day's log for Saturday, July 28th, 2001 - Coosaw River, SC
1045 - Raised anchor and proceeded. It was rather difficult to pull up the anchor since it had set deeply because of the storm.
1150 - passed SM 530
1245 - passed SM 535
1300 - passed through Ladies Island Bridge. At this point I was passing through the beautiful town of Beaufort, SC. I often hear nice complements about my boat. One of the best came from the Ladies Island Bridge Tender. I hailed her on VHF ch 9 as usual. Once I was through the bridge she said "That's a really fine darling you've got there." I really flattered to hear that.
1340 - passed SM 540
I passed by Parris Island, bootcamp for the Marines. Later I went through Hilton Head. It looked just as nice as I had heard it was. There were a lot of really nice houses and beach cottages. One thing I couldn't help noticing though is that there were some arranged in rowhouses. There was a really obvious separating wall built between them.
1430 - passed SM 545
1511 - hoisted sails and secured motor
1544 - started motor and lowered sails
1550 - passed SM 550
1640 - passed SM 555
1703 - stopped at Outdoor Resorts Marina - Hilton Head. Took on 15.6 gal of diesel fuel and ice.
1715 - left dock.
1723 - stopped at bridge to wait for push barge. I thought I could make it through in front of it but thinking is not good enough. I got to know that I could. So I waited.
1727 - resumed course and speed
1743 - raised sails and secured motor
1750 - dolphins are swimming all around my boat
1800 - passed SM 560
1815 - secured motor
1820 - started motor. Using both motor and sails I reached 7.6kts
1825 - secured motor.
1830 - started motor
1845 - passed SM 565
1945 - passed SM 570
2000 - dropped anchor in Wrights River, SC. This is just shy of the Georgia border and kind'a in a remote area. I still had cell phone coverage.Prev Home Next