2010 10 22
Gotta hurry this so forgive grammar, spelling and typos.
We ran offshore to Charleston out of Beaufort getting in this morning at 8 a.m. Our destination was Winyah Bay, inlet leading to Georgetown SC but we were travelling with another vessel that suffered a series of intensifying breakdowns and we kept company with that boat for additional distance to Charleston and an easier entry in the dark.
Winyah Bay is a nice inlet but it is dark and when you are breaking down and afraid you will not make safe harbour you do not need the additional stress of coming into a strange inlet in the dark.
I mention this in particular because we had plans to meet friends who live in Georgetown and it seems our plans have changed. A flexible schedule is critical in cruising because you never know what will happen next. At least this time it was not happening to us - we were merely nursemaids.
In the end the other vessel got into Charleston safely and we left them tied up on the Megadock with a list of phone numbers for mechanics. Good luck to them.
Halifax to Charleston in less than a month. Not too shabby in our view.
Tomorrow, if I can find some internet, I may have something to post. The Budget Committee and I have accumulated a total of 15 hours sleep in the past 36 and we both feel the energy draining out of us.
Morphius beckons. We submit.