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Post Thanksgiving planning11/28/2008, Dewees Creek SC
Quiet day spent at anchor planning our route to either go through or get around Georgia. The ICW through Georgia is notoriously shallow - it sounds like they don't have the powerful communities to keep it open that S. Carolina seems to have. You must need clout in congress or the state to get the money to keep the dredging operations funded, at least it seems that way from the places we've passed through - the wealthier the community the better kept the area is... Wayne did some repair work to the boat - filling in the holes made for the davits, teak repair, etc... I lazed and worked on pictures, caught up on email stuff, posting materials and going through my phone numbers to add to my phone. Most of my phone numbers were lost in the transition of phones so I needed to piece together the ones I could find and plug them into my phone. Weather is supposed to be heading in this weekend so I'm not sure of our travel plans... As I write this, the winds are starting to howl and the sky is getting more grey and bulbous...
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.11/27/2008, Dewees Creek SC
Happy Thanksgiving everyone & Thank you for the call Nate. I got your message and I hope you had a terrific one too - and yes we did have turkey... Actually turkey breast - there's no way I could fit a whole turkey in our little 10 x 15 x 8.5 inch oven LOL - but it was gooood so thanks for asking! Mrs A made turkey, stuffing, corn & yams and we had cranberry sauce and my infamous pumpkin pie I made yesterday for today's dinner. It tasted good - even though half the filling sloshed out and burned all over the oven after that big powerboat "waked" (rolled) us - what remained was yummy. Some greens and crescent rolls would have made it perfect but we'd have been to full so it was satisfying as it was.
Time to bake a Pumpkin Pie11/26/2008, Minim Creek to Dewees Creek SC (32 50.207 x –79 43.805)
Several boats came whizzing by us in the wee early hours of the morning (3-5 am). Woke us up each time. I couldn't figure out what was with all the boat traffic here this late/early. Then Before 7am, you could hear gun fire going off all around us. The early boat traffic made sense when I heard all the guns, then later saw lots of small boats with men and dogs in them all up and down the creeks - Opening day for water fowl...