Relaxing in Charleston
14 April 2017
We have spent the last couple of days relaxing in Charleston before pushing on north towards the Chesapeake. After an afternoon nap we headed into Charleston for dinner and a walk around town with the crew from 2 Outrageous and Heartstrings. It was a fun evening however, we were glad to get back to the boat and crash for the night. The list of chores for the next couple of days included: laundry, groceries, washing the boat, oil change, and of a course a visit to West Marine. We arranged to meet Dominic and Bianaca for a beer on Wednesday night; it seems so long ago that we first met in Nassau, and we wanted to share our memories prior to going separate ways.
We had planned on leaving Charleston on Thursday or Friday and starting up the ICW for a couple of days prior to jumping off shore for a bit. We weren't looking forward to motoring all day in the shallow waters of the ditch any more than necessary and this was confirmed with reports from Anglezarke dragging the bottom a few times. Fortunately, for us the forecast is now favourable to leave early Saturday morning and sail overnight to Morehead City with 2 Outrageous. Once there it will leave us with less then five days of travel in the ICW to reach the Chesapeake. In the meantime Bev and I spent a wonderful Thursday afternoon aimlessly wandering the historic streets of Charleston and today plan a dinghy trip to Fort Sumter.
Today's picture is of 2 Outrageous, Paul and Laurie's Catalina 42 under full sail in the Gulfstream.