Preparing to Leave Beaufort
18 June 2013 | Beaufort, SC
Michael/Sunny. Winds 12kts SSW.
As I write this, we're awaiting slack tide in one hour to cast off for Skull Creek and Hilton head.
We had planned to leave Beaufort yesterday afternoon, but Mother Nature got the last say. Just as we were set to cast docklines, I took a last look at the sky to the south and boy am I glad I did. A proper SC thunderstorm, purple and featureless, lay over the horizon. Even as I stood at the bow watching, I felt the temperature drop. We hurriedly re-set docklines, shore power and I informed the dockmaster we'd be staying another night.
We love Beaufort, which is pure romance. No wonder Hollywood shoots so many movies here. We took a carriage ride, then did a self-guided walking tour of the historic homes beneath the moss-draped oaks. Our carriage tour guide was quite a character who threw herself entirely into her role. Dressed in period costume and doing voices of historical figures, she was so much more than a tour guide. She was the star of her own one-actor play. At the end, we all applauded.
I'll post this evening from Skull Creek anchorage.