COURAGE’S JOURNEY FROM PROVIDENCE, RI TO KEY WEST, FL
Thursday September 25, 2014
Weather: 70s Overcast / Chance of Rain Departure: 12:00 from Georgetown, SC Destination: Charleston, SC
Marina: Ashley Marina
Distance traveled: 60 Nautical Miles
FINAL PORT ON THIS LEG!
Courage and crew departed Georgetown, SC at noon after a quick plumbing repair. The journey followed the ICW directly to Charleston. It was a beautiful trip. One of the prettiest (and very shallow) spots was the Isle of Palms, a beach / golf community along the ICW.
Courage safely passed Fort Sumter and into Charleston harbor with no cannon fire! Fort Sumter is best known as the site upon which the shots that started the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861.
A word from the Captain: “I have included a photo of Classic Cyn. This is the boat I kept pissing off. We passed them in a narrow spot called the “the rock pile” then we saw them next day and made them wait 1/2 hour for us at another swing bridge. To cap it off we passed them before the bridge opened. I asked him if this was ok and he said ” might as well, you’re already in front of me, ” very sarcastically. Then yesterday we cringed when we saw them in front again due to our late take off. I slowed down off plane but he still gave me a lesson in overtaking another vessel on the radio. Other friends teased me when we arrived in Charleston. They also had comments from him and heard him scold me!”
Another attempt at a meeting. He made it to this one but it was a little dicey. Not in the finest part of town. But a meeting nevertheless.
Courage and crew is taking a much deserved break and will stay docked in Charleston until Monday.
Wednesday September 24, 2014
Weather: 60s Light Rain
Departure: 9:30 from Myrtle Beach, SC Destination: Georgetown, SC
Marina: Harbor Walk Marina
Distance traveled: 40 Nautical Miles
Another short trip was planned for today from Myrtle Beach on the ICW to Waccamaw River into Georgetown, SC. The journey down the Waccamaw River was beautiful. The trees are covered in Spanish moss.
Georgetown is the third oldest city in South Carolina. Located on Winyah Bay at the confluence of the Black, Great Pee Dee, Waccamaw, and Sampit rivers, Georgetown is the second largest seaport in South Carolina, handling over 960,000 tons of materials a year. One year ago on September 25, 2013 a massive fire destroyed eight buildings along Georgetown’s historic Front Street.
George walked to an AA meeting tonight! At least he thought there was a meeting. The meetings are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This is Wednesday. Go figure!
Keep Following the journey!