0730 we left Southport, traveling west, inside, down the ICW for 23.5 NM in intermittent fog, before going out into the Atlantic at Little River Inlet.
|Early morning fog|
|More remnants of Matthew|
Once outside we had a six hour voyage, and set a course for 219 degrees west, to the Winyah Inlet, at the entrance to the Winyah River, which takes you up to Georgetown.
|Decent outside, for the first few hours|
The seas built all during the day so by the time we started into the Inlet we had 6' rollers running from the NE and a 3-5’ chop on top coming from the SW. Sloppy conditions for the last hour or two outside.
Then we had to run against a 5 knot current about 10 miles up river. 93 NM in 9h9m! Boat handled it well but not too much fun. Long day. Didn't get in until after five.
Georgetown is very nice. They have a paper mill that is a bit odiferous when the wind is wrong but otherwise a nice town with a harbor boardwalk, restaurants and shops.
|Paper mill at the head of the harbor|
As mentioned before, we continually have people stopping by to look at the boat and ask questions. Turns out we missed the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show by just a few days; it was last weekend. There were a few of the show boats still there and a couple of their owners told us that had we been there a week earlier, we probably would have won “Best in Show”!! Oh well, there’s always next year.
|Heart stopping goodness|
Tomorrow we plan to run inside all day about 65nm to Charleston and are planning to spend two nights taking in the town.