We were supposed to leave today. But here’s the thing. Rick was worried about shoaling through the waterway. We thought we might just suck it up and go offshore, but the waves were predicted to be 5-6 feet. As our friend, Charlie Campbell, always says, “whatever the weather service says, double it.” So that wasn’t happening for us.
Shoaling isn’t necessarily an issue provided you keep an eye out and go slowly. But storms were coming and we were worried we get caught before we reached our first destination. So here we sit. It gave Rick time to research the shoaling. So maybe he will sleep tonight. It gave me time to nurse a sinus headache that won’t go away. I’d like to thank the Wizard of Oz winds we had yesterday for that.
At any rate, here is our itinerary through to Wilmington, NC (subject to change, of course). It will take us longer than originally expected, since we will need to slow it down some.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017: We have a short day. We will anchor in Cumberland Sound, five miles north of Fernandina Beach, FL.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017: Continue on to Jekyll Island, GA. Predicted bad weather will force us to stay for two nights.
Friday, May 5, 2017: We will head to Dolbow Island, GA, where we will anchor.
Saturday, May 6, 2017: Our anchor stop will be Tom Creek, GA.
Sunday, May 7, 2017: Heading to a marina in Savannah, GA for the night.
Monday, May 8, 2017: We are sooo close, anchoring at Beaufort, SC.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017: This will be an overnight marina stop at Charleston, SC.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017: Another anchorage at Sugar Mill, near Georgetown, SC.
Thursday, May 11, 2017: Our final night before our destination for this leg of our trek, we will head into a marina at Myrtle Beach, SC.
Friday, May 12, 2017: Arrive in Wilmington, NC, just in time for some appointments on Monday. We will stay here for a few months, getting more work completed, attending to some doctor appointments, and relaxing.
I’ll update as necessary.