30 April 2019
It was a very peaceful night. We weighed anchor at 7:30 a.m. It was dead calm in the morning. The water was like glass. There were a few clouds that kept the temperature cool. We've seen alligators here before, so I was on the look out. Carl spotted one crossing in front of us. He was a big one. We were traveling against the current all afternoon only making about 4.5 knots. It was an enjoyable day on the Wacamaw River. It is still one of my favorites with beautiful cypress swamps along both sides. We were in Osprey marina at 4:15p.m. Dinner, showers and time to relax.
We were up at our usual time, 7 a.m. We were still trying to decide between a short day or a long day of travel. We had coffee on the boat and then walked to the captain's lounge for more coffee and complimentary bagels. We lost an hour in conversation with fellow cruisers. That decided our day. It would be a short one to Myrtle Beach. We left the dock at 9:20 a.m. It was a crystal clear day with a very light wind. A nice day for motoring on the ICW. We arrived at Myrtle Beach Yacht Club at 1:00 p.m. We had an amazing dinner at Clark's Seafood and Chop House.