After all of our travels to New York and Gainesville, we were ready to get back to cruising. We left Barefoot Marina and were about 300 yards when we were called by our buddy boat that they ran aground. We turned around and pulled them off from the bow. No worries, no problem, and then we were off again headed down the ICW.
We arrived at Harbor Walk Marina in Georgetown. We really enjoy the location of this marina as it is right in the downtown area. Georgetown is a great town with lots of shops and restaurants. Unfortunately we were delayed in Myrtle Beach because of hurricane Nicole so we were only here for one night instead of two. I would love to come back and explore the historic homes around the area.
When we were on the loop we met Rick and Marie Ahlert on RAMA. They live on Pawley's Island. They were able to come to the boat for docktails. It was such a treat to see them. They completed the loop and are now Gold Loopers, like us.
On Sunday we anchored out at Awendaw Creek. It was a beautiful anchorage that was close to a beach. It was a 5 minute dinghy ride so it was accessible for us. There were 5 other boats besides us and State of Grace. We did raft up here as it was a very protected anchorage, away from the waves of the ICW. It happened to be very cold though, 40 degrees in the morning going to the beach. BRRR! What we do for our fur babies.
Just like Zach's Bay but not lol.
Izzy enjoying the beach.
Bundled up for the cold. Wish I had Izzy's fur coat.
Rainy day on Charleston, SC
We had been to Charleston on the way up the coast in the spring and we stayed at Charleston Maritime Marina. That had a great location to downtown but it was very rocky. This time we decided to stay at Safe Harbor Charleston City Marina and was put on the Mega Dock. This marina is full of huge boats, cruise lines, and some smaller boats. The mega dock is 1/2 mile long. We were situated 1/4 mile from the land which meant a long walk to take Izzy to go to the bathroom. We got our exercise here. This marina is not close to downtown but they do have a shuttle.
A vistitor on the swim platform that did not want to leave.
Leaving the Mega Dock.
This was a planned long stay of 5 nights so I could go back to NY for my infusions. I left on Tuesday and came back on Friday. Before I left, Bob, Grace, Hal and I went to lunch at 60 Bull Cafe and enjoyed a late lunch. While I was gone, Hal took care of some projects on the boat and took care of Izzy.