Ah Charleston –
Probably the nicest city we’ve stopped at so far, and absolutely the WORST anchorage. Good grief! Ripping current, trashy bottom, & dragging anchors make for a pretty sketchy anchoring experience.
Still, the city is one that should not be missed if you are cruising through the area.
In this video, watch as I take a spin on a child’s playground fixture and nearly barf all over the place. I think I hit a speed of roughly 1200 RPM at one point.
11.9 Today we woke up and left for Charleston. When we got to Charleston, we just stayed on the boat for the evening. Ben took the diggy off so we can explore tomorrow. Ben and Molly went for a little diggy ride and found Canadian Paul. N32*46.783 W79*57.588
1.10 Today we got up and did some homeschool. After school and breakfast, we got ready and went to Charleston. We rode a bus into the downtown area and walked through the craft market, we got some fudge, and went to the waterfront park. We had lunch and played on the playground. We walked back to the marina where the diggy is through battery park. When we got back to the boat we finished homeschool. We had Canadian Paul over for dinner. He brought Molly a hat from Charleston and Ben and I a bottle of wine. He is a really great guy and we are glad to have gotten the chance to get to know him. Tomorrow we leave here to make our way to Beaufort SC.
11.11 Today we left Charleston and anchored in Church Creek. Nothing here but grass and water. There is a lot of smoke in the air from the wildfires. Heading to the Ashepoo River tomorrow before Beaufort. N32*42.580 W80*11.024
11.12 Ashepoo River tonight: Motor sailed a lot today, got up to 9 knots! Beaufort SC tomorrow. Had yummy homemade chicken noodle soup with dumplings for dinner. N32*32.170 W80*25.194