Brunswick, Georgia to Beaufort, South Carolina by Christine

Brunswick was a convenient place to stop over and wait out Tropical Storm Andrea.

We had not put the dinghy on the deck of the boat in quite a while but started noticing that we couldn’t get up on plane any more and wondered why.  Once we brought it up on deck we discovered the reason why,  we had baby barnacles!  We had a quick discussion about drag and then the boys got to work scraping them off the dingy.

Barnacles on the bottom of the dingy.

Barnacles on the bottom of the dingy.

Cole and Logan cleaning the algae and barnacles off the dinghy.

Cole and Logan cleaning the algae and barnacles off the dinghy.

As always, we met some fantastic cruisers.  Jesse (s/v Wind Dust) taught the boys to throw a cast net.

Jesse teaching Cole how to throw a cast net to catch bait.

Jesse teaching Cole how to throw a cast net to catch bait fish.

Bill, s/v Memento Mori, also gave great fishing advice and took us shopping in his car to get the net as well as to the grocery store.  Thanks Bill for carting us around town!

As always, there are boat projects to do.  One of them was to replace the flag halyard.  The boys love going up the mast.  We borrowed Wind Dust’s bosun’s chair.

Logan replacing the flag halyard.

Logan replacing the flag halyard.

We anchored up Taylor Creek near Savannah for a couple nights and caught the bus into downtown Savannah.  It was a big, rather touristy city  had some cool architecture.

Side street in Savannah that shows its old style.

Side street in Savannah that shows its old style.

Did you know there is a Beaufort, North Carolina and a Beaufort, South Carolina?  Did you know they are pronounced differently?  North Carolina’s is pronounced Boh-fert and South Carolina’s is pronounced Bew-fert.  I was unaware of this and when I called in to the Beaufort city marina in South Carolina on the VHF, the voice on the other end set me straight on my pronunciation.  One of the locals told me both cities are named after the same person but their city’s pronunciation was changed at some point in the past.

At any rate, it is a beautiful little city.  It is small enough to not feel overwhelming and there are no strip malls or chain stores to ruin its historical charm.beaufort house

Garden at one of the houses.

Garden at one of the houses.

One of the neighborhood cats we came across on our walks.  He obviously enjoys living here.

One of the neighborhood cats we came across on our walks. He obviously enjoys living here.

If you stop in Beaufort, SC, take time to stop at http://atelieronbay.com art studios and gallery.  They have 14 spaces on the top floor that intermingle through a series of hallways.  The artists who were all extremely friendly and talented with a diverse style of artwork.  They were working on projects and shared their techniques with us.  Besides being talented artists, they had a variety of interesting hobbies, travel adventures and experiences to share with us.

Art in progress.

Art in progress.

Our camera ran out of battery power after I took this picture.  It is not the best photo but the artists were so interesting and fun, I had to put it in the blog.

Our camera ran out of battery power after I took this picture. It is not the best photo but the artists were so interesting and fun, I had to put it in the blog.

We are heading to Morgan Island tonight and probably Charleston the next day.

Fair Winds ~ Christine

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