Moving North up the ICW

Victory Lap Week 4/8

Monday April 25, by 9:50am, we departed the Charleston Harbor Marina, heading north on the ICW.

Charleston Harbor Marina
Ben Sawyer Bridge
Dolphin swimming in our wake,
10 second video with music

We Anchored for the night at 5:30pm in Winyah Bay about 7 nm South of Georgetown, SC, which is our destination tomorrow. Continuing on would be a fight against the current making our arrival after sunset.

The haze was smoke from a nearby fire.

49 nautical miles traveled this day, 32 days to go to Tolchester Marina in Maryland. There are a few more stops up the East Coast staying in the warm weather, visiting family and friends and sharing a meal or two.

Tuesday April 26, the morning was spent polishing the stainless rigging as well as cleaning the galley. We are waiting for the current to slow down a bit as Trance will be fighting it all the way to Georgetown. Anchor was up by 11:30am, arrived in Georgetown by 1:40pm.

We spied an Island Packet in the Harborwalk Marina, so we had to go say hello. S/V Just Ducky, Linda and Mahlon Stauffer. As it turns out, they’ve been following our journey! They joined us for dinner at Rollin Local. It was a great evening!

31 days to go.

Wednesday April 27, today was a lazy day spent on the boat.

30 days to go.

Thursday April 28, a walk into the historic section of Georgetown, purchased fish and shrimp from the Independent Seafood Co-Op.

Sunset on the Waccamaw River

For dinner I made Crispy Fish Filets served with yellow beans.

29 days to go.

Friday April 29, anchor up by 10am.

Anchor was dropped at 6:30pm for the night in Dutchman Creek.

For dinner we made Shrimp Oreganata with cheesy mashed potatoes paired with a delicious South African white wine.

28 days to go.

Saturday April 30, arrived at the Southport Marina in NC by 12pm, later we walked to Dry Street Pub & Pizza for lunch.

27 days to go.

Sunday May 1, laundry and provisioning day. I used Instacart for the groceries. Publix was more than 5 miles away and no Uber drivers in town or they don’t work on Sundays.

Island Packet get together, sundowners on s/v Revival, Lisa and Bruce and joined by s/v Pyxis, Phil and (Susan, she wasn’t there) along with Chris and Stacy, cousin Dave was there too.

26 days to go.

8 thoughts on “Moving North up the ICW

  1. What an amazing journey !!!!!! We so enjoyed reading your blogs these past 2+ years !!!!!
    Welcome home !!!!!!


  2. Amazing that you checked out S/V Just Ducky, Linda and Mahlon Stauffer, and they had been following our journey! Amazing !!! See you soon.


  3. Hi just saw on tracker you stopping in Belhaven . Watch out at the alligator river swing bridge they don’t open when it’s windy , got stuck there once …..


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