Thunderbolt to Isle of Palms - 2017
Thunderbolt to Bull River
We left Thunderbolt Marina at 9 AM this morning, but not before I took another great shower at the marina!
|Thunderbolt Marine is where most of the mega yachts get |
serviced. It is hard to believe that there are so many
of them. Here are just a few in for service.
|Just before we were ready to leave Thunderbolt this morning, two tugs |
were involved in moving a large crane down the ICW. I'm
glad we didn't meet them underway.
|This catamaran cut the corner a little too short in transiting |
the ICW as it crossed the St. John's River. It was a
little below mid-tide at this point and
two people were aboard.
|We had to slow down and allow this huge container ship to |
pass in front of us at the St. John's River
on its way to Savannah.
Bull River to Stono River
Because the wind and tidal current were opposing each other it was difficult to set the anchor last night. I should have set it once the wind and tidal current were coincident but I was asleep by then. This was a little careless on my part and I have to be sure I don't do it again. If a storm had come up during the night, we could have drifted off and onto a mud bank or sand bar. So, this morning I am grateful to be in the same place we anchored last night.
|For the most part today was a boring day on the ICW--no drama |
at all. Note the yellow flyswatter on the port cockpit
coaming--we didn't need it much today though.
The summer we last kept our boat at Hartge's Yacht Harbor in Galesville, 2015, there was a big red steel-hulled sailboat called "Stono" in a slip near ours. It was named for this river. The captain's name was David. I wonder where that boat is now?
Stono River to Isle of Palms
Our anchorage last night in the Stono River at MM 475 was very peaceful--we were only 300 feet from shore and about 300 feet off the ICW. There were a dozen or so homes on the shore close to our anchorage.
|A view of Charleston as we passed on the ICW.|
|A boatload full of BMWs headed to Germany |
from the plant in South Carolina.
|The Ben Sawyer Swing Bridge closing after we |
passed through (near Sullivan's Island).
|Two dolphins spent some time playing by our boat |
on the way to Isle of Palms.
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