Saturday, October 22, 2016

Day 18 - October 21, 2016 -Southport to Georgetown, SC

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.
Seas building

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
Georgetown history

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. 


  1. Pretty run from Georgetown. Enjoy Charleston.

  2. Pretty run from Georgetown. Enjoy Charleston.