Jim, our diesel mechanic in Georgetown, SC, tracked down the UPS driver and had our engine part (the exhaust elbow for those that might care). By 12:30 we were on our way again. The total damage amounted to less than “one boat unit”. $1,000 is one boat unit for those who may be unfamiliar with all the unique boating terminology. That likely increases to $10,000 for a mega-yacht – you’d have to ask someone that knows.
We only had 15-miles to go to an interesting little anchorage. Well, the cruising guides made it sound “off the beaten path and secluded” which sounded interesting to me. The place has a name – Belin, SC – but we have no clue why it would have a name. Google Maps shows Belin as a church in Murrells Inlet – about 6-miles away. As you can see by the pictures, there was quite a party going on at what we thought was going to be a secluded, quite evening. There was a jon-boat with big speakers playing music. No one looked to be over 30-years old. But many of the tunes were the same as on the “Petty Cash” (a band in which half the members are also in CMCS) play-list. Some tunes were even on the play-list of the band I played in back in college – a long, long, long time ago. So, we had no complaints.
As with most parties like this, when the sun started setting, the participants departed. Hey – it was Friday night, and I’m sure there were bars somewhere to go to. Ah – to be young again! They had to be good people because they even took away their many empty beer cans.
Our Belin anchorage did turn out to be both interesting and peaceful for the night. We dinned on Greek Salad from the deli in Georgetown, and boiled the pound of shrimp I’d bought at the dock in Kilkenny, GA. The food was all GREAT – so something good did come from our stop in Kilkenny.
Once again – life’s great on our little boat!