"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

October 9, 2013

Oct. 8 – Myrtle Beach, SC

Osprey Marina

Another rainy day on the water, not the way we would have liked to spend our last cruising day on The Pearl, but it only seems fitting to end this season on a rainy day since we had so much rain this year. Our trip today was completely in the ditch, as we call it. No large bays or open water, so the light rain and gusty winds were no problem.

The Pearl is tied up in her winter home in a well protected marina off the ICW. Osprey Marina is a small marina with a wonderful staff and we feel very confident we are leaving her in good hands. We will spend the next 3-4 days getting things packed up and closed down before we head home.

We were greeted at the dock this afternoon by old friends we haven’t seen since last fall in Baltimore and we spent the evening catching up and exchanging stories. It was nice seeing a few familiar faces as we ease ourselves out of our boat life and back into our home life.

A rainy grey day in the Carolinas

A little rough in the ocean today...glad we weren't out there! 
The only "real" photo op of the day
The ICW gets a little narrow near North Myrtle Beach
Glad we didn't see this guy a little earlier!

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