Charleston South Carolina to Southport North Carolina – May 14, 2017

May 12th – It was a cool day with a mix of sun and clouds with moderate winds.  We pulled out of Ashley marina and headed 55 miles north to anchor in Minim Creek in South Carolina.  During our travels it looked like it was going to rain, however it held off for the whole […]
May 12th – It was a cool day with a mix of sun and clouds with moderate winds.  We pulled out of Ashley marina and headed 55 miles north to anchor in Minim Creek in South Carolina.  During our travels it looked like it was going to rain, however it held off for the whole day.  Tomorrow there’s a high chance of thunderstorms thus we’re hoping that we can get up extra early and head for a marina in Myrtle Beach.  We saw all kinds of dolphins today and we thought that we might see some alligators in the anchorage but we had no luck with that. 

May 13th – It was a cool rainy day with low winds and chance of thunderstorms.  We pulled up our anchor from Minim Creek early this morning to travel 43 miles north to Myrtle Beach South Carolina where we pulled into Osprey Marina.  We bought diesel for less than $2 a gallon which is the cheapest we’ve seen so far on this trip.  The last few months I’ve been pumping my own diesel and performing my own pumpouts but this is the first time in a long time that the dock hands did all the work for us … it reminds me of the services we get in my neck of the woods in Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay in Canada.  The slip was a fair distance from the office thus they provided us with a complimentary golf cart to get to and from the marina office and facilities.  It’s a very isolated marina, however the people here are really friendly and helpful and the gift bag had all kinds of goodies.  During the day a little bird got trapped in our flybridge.  Maria quickly got her camera to take a picture before I rescued it.  It rained hard for most of the afternoon thus we decided to watch a movie … it’s been a while since we’ve watched TV.

May 14th – Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!  It was a warm sunny day with low winds.  We left our Myrtle Beach Marina and headed 66 miles north to Southport North Carolina and got a slip at Southport Marina.  On our way we had to pass through a spot called Rockpile which we heard so much about however it was a non-event.  Maria and I walked into town and went for her Mother’s Day dinner at a place called Provision Co and afterwards we grabbed some ice cream at a spot across the street and went for a walk along the waterfront.  We’re within spitting distance of Cape Fear river which we will be crossing tomorrow.


Our view as we were leaving Charleston SC

Passing by Fort Sumter

A little boat passing us as we were leaving Charleston

Our Myrtle Beach stowaway … The Bird

The entrance to Osprey Marina in Myrtle Beach

Traveling along the ICW from South Carolina to North Carolina

We are a little too high to get under this bridge

A lighthouse that we passed during the day

Mother’s day Sunday … People bringing their Mom’s to the beach

Southport North Carolina … We had dinner at Provision

The Pilots Tower

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