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.
As always, we met some fantastic cruisers. Jesse (s/v Wind Dust) taught the boys to throw a cast net.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are heading to Morgan Island tonight and probably Charleston the next day.
Fair Winds ~ Christine