Thursday – Mar 1

What a day….

This was our longest yet. We made 42 miles. We got in about 30 minutes late because we grounded twice at the Little River Inlet. The first we were off in about 10 minutes, the second took 40. In both cases we were able to back off and into deep water. Boy do we need a forward looking sonar.

We are at Barefoot Landing Marina. It is a strip dock attached to a mall. It is a bit upscale. The restaurants are typical high end chains, nothing really great. We had a late lunch at a burrito shop so dinner was cheese and crackers. One of the stores is a hat shop and they sell Tilley Hats so I was able to replace mine that is tearing, Tilley offers a lifetime guarantee, the new hat cost the difference between the one I had and the one I got, so $12. I also got to keep the old one. Heather got herself a hat too, although she wants her hair to lighten more.

Tomorrows plans are to make more progress and try to make Georgetown Landing in Georgetown, SC. It is 50 miles, so might be a stretch. The backup plan is Wacca Wache Marina at 30 miles. Not much between the two.

Saturdays forecast is calling for thunderstorms. If so we will not be moving.

Fair winds friends…..


Update:┬áJust took the dog for a walk. We were assured there was plenty of water for us. Almost at low tide and we are sitting on the bottom about a foot up. Fun….

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1 Response

  1. Paul says:

    Hi guys,

    Sounds like you’re making good progress, keep it up!

    On the topic of “forward scanning sonars”, Interphase makes several models and even has some remanufactured models at a discount ( ). I’ve not tried one but from what I’ve read they don’t offer much help as their range ahead in shallow water is fairly limited. Factor the cost of the sonar, plus haul-out and installation, it won’t be a cheap upgrade.

    Best of luck,

    Paul and Iva

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