08 November 2013
6:20 a.m......anchor's up. We had a lot of anchor out last night and the wind blew all night
. Egg Mcmuffins for breakfast. I know what you're thinking...no, there's not a McD's on the ICW. Carl's at it again!
There is quite a bit of conversation on the marine radio this morning as we fall in line for the 9 a.m. opening of the Ben Sawyer bridge along with 13 other sailboats and a tugboat.
While waiting for everyone to join the party, Robert notices a problem with the starboard engine. That's one of the good things about a cat, there's two of everything. Also one of the bad things about a cat, there's two of everything.
We cruise past Charleston and I give a shout out to my nephew there. wish we could stop, maybe next time.
Making great time and the wind and tide are in our favor until about 3:30 and then it's all against us. Only making about 3.5 kts. now and it has been determined that we do indeed have an engine problem.
The scenery still continues to be beautiful. We see a lot of dolphins today, as well as many birds including snowy egrets. A sure sign that we are inching south.
It's 4:45 and Becky phones the marina again to be sure that we can come in late. The dockmaster, Steve, lives on his boat so he says it's no problem. It is 10:30 p.m. when we limp into Lady Island Marina and tie up. Maggie gets a walk and we all head to bed exhausted.