12 November 2008 | Beaufort, SC
Well, yesterday I was up at sunrise and headed south again. I found myself in a large group of southbound vessels. Apparently the "snowbird" migration is in full swing now. My departure was good tidal-current wise, as I had the current with me most of the day. It was not so good regarding the stage the tide was in.
As it turned out, I hit one of the major trouble spots for shoaling at about dead low-tide! Good planning there captain! I was not alone however. There was a lot of nervous boat to boat chatter on the marine radio about depths encountered, safe routes, etc.
The good news is that I made it through without grounding. A few of my travelling companions were not so lucky but everyone managed to get free on their own. I made it all the way into beautiful Beaufort about two hours before sunset. I had dinner on the boat and turned in early.
Today, I'm doing the tourist thing, walking around and checking out the sites. This really is a beautiful town with lots of history. Rain and occasional thunderstorms are forcast starting tonight and for the next couple of days. True to form as a confirmed chicken, I'm staying put for a few days. Did I mention they have bars here?
Anyway, today it's 80 and sunny!