Beauford to Savannah

An uneventful and somewhat uninspiring excursion winding around Hilton Head and up into the fast-moving and commercial-laden traffic of the Savannah River. There’s some pretty scenery along the way, with salt marshes as far as you can see. But I find this stretch of the ICW a bit tedious.

Plus, there were extreme low tides most of the way, with several reports over the radio of boats hard aground.

Low tide or no tide? I can see why these folks don't have boats at their docks.

Low tide or no tide? I can see why these folks don’t have boats at their docks.

Was planning on finding an anchorage near Savannah, but with a favorable current, I still had a couple of good hours of daylight ahead of me. Decided to put in at Turner Creek off the Wilmington River at Sail Harbor Marina.

On Saturday morning I picked up a rental car to do some errands and also learned friends Rob and Bob from Kindred Spirit were berthed at a nearby marina. Had drinks on their boat Saturday evening and then took them to dinner at Driftaway Cafe on Isle of Hope. What an outstanding restaurant. Food was outstanding.

I will hang out here to work on the boat until Tuesday when I fly to Buffalo to visit my mom and family (and meet up with my co-captain) for Thanksgiving.

Be back in a week.turner-creek

 

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