Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

08 April 2021 | Vero Beach FL
06 April 2021 | Vero Beach FL
14 February 2021 | Vero Beach FL
12 January 2021 | Mooring 56 - VERO BEACH fLORIDA
11 January 2021 | Vero Beach FL
09 January 2021 | Vero Beach FL
23 December 2020 | mooring 56 Vero Beach FL.
20 December 2020 | Mooring 56 - VERO BEACH fLORIDA
11 December 2020 | Cumberland Island GA
09 December 2020 | Fishing Creek (off St. Pierre Creek) South Edisto river
07 December 2020 | Stono river - South of Charleston SC

OXBOW anchorage (Waccamaw) to STONO River

07 December 2020 | Stono river - South of Charleston SC
Dean Perry | A little of everything Clouds / sun / rain
As we left the OXBOW anchorage on the Waccamaw River the idea was to stop and get fuel and water at Harbor Walk Marina in Georgetown SC…. WHICH is just what we did….
Harbor Walk is a place we’ve stayed before…so we knew where it was, and how to get in and out safely…. (The reason I mention “safely” is that the entire entrance is “RED” on AquaMaps; indicating extreme shoals….)
BUT… we did it…. And put exactly 100 gallons of diesel on board at $1.90 / gallon… and some water for the potable water tanks….

Then we moved on south, down Wynyah Bay to the junction with the AICW…. (decision time)…. OCEAN or AICW to Charleston…. In we went to MINIM Creek anchorage, just off the AICW… (wonderful anchorage….-- Quiet; minimal current; soft change from ebb to flood)…

The PULL (anchor) this AM was before first LIGHT… and well before sunrise…. WE were determined to make the Ben Sawyer Bridge north of Charleston harbor before the 4 to 6 PM lockout…. SO OFF we went, well before sunrise…. We could see the water surface but the BUOYs were still flashing their night time strobes…. SO it was dark…
Anyway… the currents were with us… to the point that we actually arrived at the bridge (Ben Sawyer) at around 1400 hours (2 PM)…. He opened…. (on request)… SO……………………. NOW comes the decision; anchor in our normal “Battery OVERLOOK” anchorage… in Charleston SC, OR move on south to the Stono River…. And toward Beaufort, SC.
Moving on meant we had to negotiate the Wahpoo BRIDGE on the ½ hour… AND fight the FULL EBB current going through Elliot Cut… That may not mean much to most of YOU, but ELLIOT cut is so narrow that that the full ebb current runs against you at about 4.5 knots…. Which means your boat speed will be reduced by that amount, and also be thrown around by the eddy’s and up-WELLING….
SO Elliot cut is nothing to “sneeze at”…
We made it…. And we’re anchored down in the STONO river…. About 5 miles from Charleston….
We still get TV signals out of Charleston…. Which means Susan is in the aft stateroom watching the Buffalo Bills play the 49’r’s
Anchorage tonight is 32.77970 -80.05436 (See BLOG page for actual plot of those coordinates).
NO real plans for tomorrow…. Nice breakfast…. Then move off toward Beaufort SC.

Vessel Name: Autumn Borne
Vessel Make/Model: CSY-44-Antigua
Hailing Port: Buffalo, New York
Crew: Dean and Susan Perry
About: Full time cruisers for 14 years, now. We cruise about 3500 nautical miles each season, from the top of the Hudson River (NY) to either the FL keys; the Bahamas; or the west side of FL, for the Winters.
Extra: Our CSY-44-Antigua is hull #001.
Autumn Borne's Photos - Main
Autumn Borne has new home in 2020 - summer...
14 Photos
Created 25 August 2020
Vero Beach 2020 - Limit to this seasons southerly travels... Activities and Projects.
9 Photos
Created 24 February 2020
Summer Projects on Autumn Borne
8 Photos
Created 21 August 2019
preparation projects on the AB...for trip south
6 Photos
Created 30 September 2018
Goodwill Date NIGHT at the pool at HOP-O-Nose. Great Fun with good folks. spouses buy outfits for the other party.
5 Photos
Created 6 August 2017
2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
4 Photos
Created 15 February 2017
Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
8 Photos
Created 1 December 2016
Bill and Janet took us to Wilmington NC ( aka "the big city") by car on FRiday... GREAT TRIP
6 Photos
Created 16 April 2016
We were invited for Pasta Night with Mike and Vickie McKinnon, to the new home of Michele and Steve Papile (s/v John Rae). Wonderful day !!
6 Photos
Created 19 February 2016
our times at VERO Beach
7 Photos
Created 9 February 2016
FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
8 Photos
Created 15 November 2015
Wonderful time at a Finger-Lakes wine tasting tour, organized by our daughter, Ruth. The tour was followed by a B-day celebration, and dinner at a local restaurant. Friends, and Relatives gathered from all over NY, and PA. GREAT TIME !!!
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2015
After Key West - winter of 2015 spent in Boot Key Harbor, and Marathon FL. Lot's of friends here...
12 Photos
Created 19 April 2015
Vacation from Cruising... Becoming a tourist again.... and a wonderful visit from our kids.
6 Photos
Created 22 February 2015
AB on the Hard for bottom work, and new paint. Propeller staightened, and cleaned up by professional prop shop.... two dents, and numerous nicks... and scratches...gone now... plus "pitch" checked and trued... Cutless bearing removed, and reset...
9 Photos
Created 18 December 2014
Cumberland Island GA - great place to visit... like walking on an alien planet
6 Photos
Created 1 December 2014
Traveling with Benny and Lisa on the S/V Rhiannon, and then Ilene, and Roger, on the s/v ILENE. Beautiful Beaufort SC until we had to leave before our anchor let GO in a blow and tide... and a wonderful ST. Mary's Thanksgiving.
6 Photos
Created 30 November 2014
dinner for 8, cooked by Ondra, and Nelson on Last Boat... eaten by the crews from Autumn Borne, SEEKER, Last Boat, and Endurance.
4 Photos
Created 12 March 2014
summer 2013 at HON
2 Photos
Created 6 October 2013
rented car in Titusville, FL. Drove to Glenville, NY in two days. Christmas with Ruth, Matt, and the kids (Billie, and Charlie).
5 Photos
Created 25 December 2012
Painting the trim at Ruth's house, led to some interesting happenings... Like my first ambulance ride (head wound).
4 Photos
Created 28 September 2012
photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
4 Photos
Created 16 September 2012