Spanish Moss

We left our Thanksgiving anchorage and headed to Beaufort, SC through two cuts that have shoaling. We timed out travel with high tides and had plenty of water. Imagine our surprise when we passed a cruise ship coming towards us as we entered the first cut!

Beaufort is a charming river town with a lot of live oaks and Spanish moss. We stayed at a marina in town and walked around the city. From Beaufort we headed to Savannah and met an enormous cargo ship as we crossed the Savannah River. The ship saw us first and gave us an angry warning with it’s very loud horn. We had no intention of crossing his path! We woke to a beautiful sunrise as the shrimp boats we’re heading out. 

We spent Sunday night at anchor, half way to Jekyll Island. We were the only boat in the anchorage and the only lights around were our anchor light and the holiday lights in our windows. It was a lovely spot and the shores were covered with oysters and shells. 

Today was a long cruise to Jekyll Island. We are still amazed at 8 foot tides, the tidal Potomac has three foot tides, which we were used to. We left later in the morning to time the tides. We were escorted by dolphins at several points along the way. Jekyll Island is beautiful…we may need to stay an extra night.