Conditions: Overcast, temps from 38° to 51°. Winds North/Northeast 5-10 kts, waters calm to light chop.
Distance traveled: 52 statute miles
Time underway: 5 hours 12 minutes
Average Speed: 9 kts
Max Speed: 17 kts
Fuel used: 47 gallons
It was a cold start to the day and we were off the docks once again just before 7 am. Much of the cruising was like our previous day with long, populated stretches that require us to travel at no-wake speeds including areas that are essentially narrow canals going through neighborhoods.
This leg of the trip has one of our favorite stretches of the waterway, the windy Waccamaw River where you often feel like you are in the middle of the woods.
In contrast to much of our trip, there was very little traffic where we were cruising and we had the water to ourselves quite a bit. Between that, the scenery and the lack of high-tension problem areas it was simply a great day of boating, despite the clouds and cooler temps.
Georgetown is a great stop along the ICW. It’s a lovely town with a variety of dining options and intrinsic southern charm. Harborwalk Marina is just steps from the village and is a perfect place to tie up. They had been making terrific improvements over the past few years and the work is now complete. The staff is wonderful as are the floating docks and power. It’s a relatively small marina so plan ahead with reservations if you’re heading this way. We’re glad we did because the weather will keep us in place here for a few days before we start the final stretch of this phase of our Southbound ’19 Adventure. And what a great town to be “stuck” in.
The inclement weather was the perfect excuse to take on projects, like checking out a few of the local restaurants!
The Charleston area is next! See you out there…
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