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.
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.