Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The homes on Johns Island were........just huge and on big plots of land with these VERY long docks. Palacial actually. It was where we saw most of the dolphins we saw today and was very pretty.....these homes were set so far back off the water, but still on the water, I did not even bother taking pictures because you would not get the idea....they would look like specs but they certainly were not.
We got grounded on a sand bar today where there was supposed to be 19ft of water. I had overshot our turn off and then Barry took the helm for his turn so we were coming in from the other direction and he cut a corner but like I said it was supposed to have 19ft of water. It didnt.
It went from 10ft to nothing in a split second. We had to put the jib and mainsail and wait for the tide to come in for about an hour and finally the wind, sails, and tide carried us off the bar and into fairly deep water. OH plus there was ONE crab pot in the whole area and of course we ended up 3 feet from it....from our prop! So we had to really watch that too...... We handled it and had a nice little rest while we waited for more water.
Charleston as always was beautiful and full of boats and regattas. Ill add video of one race we happened by as soon as I can. It takes forever to upload to this blog.....even short videos take forever unless I have a really fast connection.
We are at our last anchorage for this trip which was also our first anchorage. Its a beautiful quiet spot and I hope we will visit it again next year. This has been such a fantastic, relaxing, exciting trip. We met so many nice folks and laughed every day. We are looking forward to the next few months at Port Royal Landing Marina and being with our friends there. Then on to Florida for the winter....not sure exactly where yet and there are so many choices.