To Cooper River

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 19 Jan 2012 23:23
To Cooper River, Our Last Stop in South Carolina
 
 
 
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We left Downtown Marina, Beaufort at midday, slack tide, turned the corner in the river and looked back toward the town and took our last look at Lady Island Bridge. We had planned to leave yesterday but got up to a gray and miserable morning with rain on the horizon. We stayed put and in the afternoon used the marina car to visit Hi-Lo (supermarket). Southern chicken for a late lunch. The box was amusing, along with the history of Aunties recipe there were some great quotes to accompany the standard - ‘finger lickin’ – ‘If you have a moustache, lick your moustache first’, ‘Eat fresh but if you don’t it’s your choice’ and our favourite ‘Try to lick only your own lips’. Then I was slaughtered at backgammon – should have faced the rain.
 
 

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Back to our journey and passing Beaufort Hospital complete with landing for boating emergencies

 

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Soon out into the sound on a glorious afternoon, hard to believe we are in mid January

 

LF to Thunderbolt 009

To Thunderbolt 027

 

I asked Bear to look on the map and tell me what marker was next. Oh a red buoy. No that looks like a dead red marker, whoever hit that came off badly.

 

To Thunderbolt 026  To Thunderbolt 020

To Thunderbolt 030  To Thunderbolt 031

 

We passed a small marina, a huge one and a couple of very parsey houses.

 

To Thunderbolt 033

 

A regional meeting and no one moves

 

To Thunderbolt 038

 

Then movement as Beez moves too close for comfort

 

To Thunderbolt 039  To Thunderbolt 044

 

Chaos among the gang - all except one cocky little rep

 

To Thunderbolt 028  LF to Thunderbolt 014

 

Not a normal roost for cormorants

 

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A quiet twenty mile day, then anchoring in complete silence in the Cooper River, a few feet from our last time here, perfect.

 

 

 

ALL IN ALL A LOVELY PLACE