Red # 90
30 March 2022
We made another early start with the goal to get past Charleston. We met that goal. We spent the night at an anchorage that is distinguished by the catchy name "Red #90."
The day began with a pass at high tide through Watts Cut. There is a lot of shoaling in the cut, but that meant little to us because we had an extra 7 feet of tidal water under the keel. I love making such passages.
We motored up the ICW south of Charleston until we got to Wapoo Bridge. We called the drawbridge operator on the VHF radio. She told us that the bridge was undergoing repair, uh oh.
Well, the mechanics were there and they made short work of the problem. She opened almost immediately. The stars are with us!
Once we passed the bridge, we waved to Charleston as crossed Charleston Harbor. We went through the Ben Sawyer drawbridge with another Bristol 39/40 called Adagio (means slowly in music lingo). We were back in rural SC with talk grasses lining the waterway.
We went to the anchorage by the red #90 daymark, headed up a 225 ft wide creek and dropped the hook. The anchor held well. We had a beautiful spot all to ourselves with no other boats or homes in sight. Tomorrow we will head to Georgetown, SC.