02 December 2008 | Charleston Harbor City Marina to S. Edisto River Anchorage
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Definitely calmer out today. I listened to the pitter patter of a gentle rain early this morning then decided that if I didn't get up, put my bucket and pans around the mast and under the butterfly hatch where the water manages to leak in that I'd be mopping up water with my newly washed towels, so fumbled around in the dark to find and place them, then went back to bed and listened to the ping, ping, ping of the rain hitting my bucket and pans (good placement). As much as I wanted to go back to sleep, I couldn't, so at 5:30 am got back up, put the coffee on, waited for it to finish perking, then grabbed my cup and went to the showers. I love mornings when the possibilities of a new day are endless. I even liked seeing my breath and feeling the chill air nip at my cheeks as I walked towards the shower knowing that an abundance of hot water in a clean facility was waiting for me. Back on the boat I read a little & Wayne got up. We heard a golf cart come up and stop, and a plop. Our morning paper was on deck again. I forgot to mention that yesterday morning a USA Today was waiting for us up top. The City Dock must deliver papers during the weekdays to all the boats on the Mega Dock and not on weekends. Another neat service that they provide as well as wifi, etc... Oh also a neat tote bag too.
Played a game on the computer with my second cup of coffee and putzed about the boat until Wayne was up and ready to go. Sea Sharp pulled out about an hour before us, then the other Montreal Canadian boat in front of us pulled out so we waited until he cleared us, then we pulled out about 10 minutes behind them (around 9:10). After going through Elliott's Cut (they're right the currents are something but they were with us so we didn't have to fight them - just steer them) Wayne took the helm and I went below to make grilled ham/cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. I figured something warm would be good since it was chilly (it really hit the spot). After lunch I sat and read and went below to putz around for a while. We were originally going to put in at Fishing Creek but ended up a few miles down to the S. Edisto River. Fishing Creek didn't look so good which is good because this place looks more wildlife friendly. We're anchored on a bend near to large docks that don't seem to belong to anyone - no houses in sight, just plenty of swamp grass and some trees. A good place for reflection, and probably fishing too. There are a lot of fish here and from the looks of it, pretty good size ones too!