We went back into Beaufort for a quiet walk around more areas of the town on a peaceful Sunday morning. We wound up down by the Historic Downtown waterfront park. Had a great lunch at a little place called Plum’s. It is definitely on our recommended eatery list. Low Country Rubin for Paula. A cup of Gumbo and a Curry Turkey Wrap for me. All excellent.
There’s a large grassy area in the waterfront park where Annie got to do some of her crazy dog stuff running off lead like a real dog should. The place and the people are so very nice. Plus, they now have a celebrity in this year’s American Idol winner – Candice.
Then it was back to the boat, and we headed North again. Actually, I think spend almost as much time going East as North. Today’s journey had a little excitement. There is a section of the ICW called Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff. (No – I do not make up these names.) Of course we entered this “severe shoaling” area right at a -1.0 foot full moon low tide. The Active Captain warning said you could see water as shallow as 4.5-feet at MLT. We were lucky, we only saw a low point of 4.0-feet. So we puttered on through. Then we saw an 8-foot alligator dodging our boat. Unfortunately, I did not get to the camera in time. I did get a shot of one of our navigational marks sitting high and dry. These are supported to be in the channel were you can pass safely past them.
Finally, we dropped anchor in Tom Point Creek. This can be found with Google Maps if you’re curious. We anchored before you see any civilization, but we had 4-bars of Verizon 4G broadband, so you know people are close. Plus a surprise – Gemini friends Michael & Lori on “Cheshire”. We had met in Darien, GA. There must be something special about that little town.
Paula again worked her magic in the kitchen. It is so so peaceful here. The bug screens are all in place, and we’re snug as can be in our little sailboat. If you figure out how life can get any better, let us know.
Now I’m thinking about all our CMCS friend that must be having a crazy time at “Danger Island” this weekend. Who won the Chowder Cook-off?
Was Tom awarded the Yellow Flag for swimming inappropriately on the Pelican Bay Cruise?