My how the day changes!
02 December 2018
We are off the t-dock at 7:00 am and into the ICW thoroughfare in no time. Within moments we are receiving a call from a fellow boater “Dream On” that there are some navigational challenges ahead with just about 6 feet MLW. Well guess what.....they were right and we felt the bottom for a few short moment. Greg meticulously guided us through that bump which would prove to be one of MANY navigational challenges. This part is definitely skinny through the Holden Beach area, but you just have to pay attention and read the warnings posted with active captain for the area.
The pictures today will show the bridge coming through Holden Beach and how low the tide actually was. The sand bars seem to encroach on the waterway at all of the inlets along the way. Dredging equipment was seen in many areas, but there is a LOT to be done.
Our day started off beautiful as the egrets and dolphin provided entertainment for the day. It would soon change.
As you can see from the one picture, all of a sudden a fog developed and the last twenty two miles of our trip would be ICW knuckle biting motoring. The captain could not see the boat in front of us at times (Dream On) and if not for the chart plotter we would not know we were in the center of the channel.
With Dream On in front of us, he played the point and kept us informed of oncoming issues.
We were ready for the day to end and decided to pick an anchorage just short of Bucksport off the Wacccamaw River at the Enterprise Oxbow. With only one other boat in here, we got a choice spot to settle in for a night of severe thunderstorms. The anchor set well and we were in for some relaxing before dinner.
As you can see....someone thinks he got a promotion to the Captains helm seat. It truly is fun to watch Jaxon’s little personality as he is trying to figure this all out.