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

March 20, 2014

Mar. 19 - Lady's Island, SC


Lady's Island Marina

“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.”—Jim Rohn

We're finally on the move...we left Charleston this morning on a cold grey day. All bundled up to stay warm. It definitely felt and looked like winter. By the time we arrived in Lady's Island the sun was shining and it felt more like spring...hopefully this will be our last real cold day. We passed seven or eight boats heading north...that's the expected flow of traffic for this time of year. Everyone heading north to spend the summer in cooler places or on their way home from spending the winter somewhere warm. Heading further south definitely is going against the grain, but we've never been ones to do the expected or follow the crowd. We've traveled this way before in 2011, but it's been long enough that neither of us remembered that much about this section of the waterway...it's kind of like having a new adventure. I guess living on a boat is a new adventure every day...definitely not your ordinary life.

Lady's Island is across the river from Beaufort, an old southern town packed with history and charm. We enjoyed exploring it during our first stop here. Today we stayed close to the boat, we visited with people on the dock, walked to the grocery store and had dinner at a very causal spot above the boat. It was really more of a bar that grills on their deck...hamburger on Wednesdays, pork chops on Thursdays and steaks on Fridays.

One of the best things about cruising is making new friends and spending time with friends we've made through the years. One of the hardest things about cruising is leaving those friends behind when our plans take us in opposite directions. Although saying good-bye is a little sad, we know our paths will cross again somewhere on the water, and it will be like we've never been apart. We've made a lot of good friends in the past three years and look forward to meeting many more. It's fun to pull into a marina or anchorage and see a familiar boat and have a chance to catch up on all their adventures.

Last picture with Pam
Leaving Charleston 
Views from the Low Country we cruised through today.
Looking at the marina from the deck where we had dinner. 

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