May 31 – Heading to Charleston on Saturday

Didn’t do the traditional cookout on Memorial Day, but had some awesome Ribs from the Southern Soul BBQ shack in St. Simons GA. They were so good that we’ve decided we might just have to make the drive from Jacksonville for more when we get back home.

Didn’t do the traditional cookout on Memorial Day, but had some awesome Ribs from the Southern Soul BBQ shack in St. Simons GA. They were so good that we’ve decided we might just have to make the drive from Jacksonville for more when we get back home.

As aways Dave was on the lookout for ‘old cars’. Enjoyed checking out this red Ghia in St. Simons .

As aways Dave was on the lookout for ‘old cars’. Enjoyed checking out this red Ghia in St. Simons.

Biked all around St. Simons, including through the locked gate community of Sea Island.

Biked all around St. Simons, including through the locked gate community of Sea Island.

Spent three nights in St. Simons before cruising up toward Savannah on Tuesday morning. Beautiful ride, high tide and very little boat traffic.

Thunderbolt Marina - Lots of big yachts being worked on at Thunderbolt. Blue Moon had just arrived for service when we came through here in October…she’s still there being worked on.

Thunderbolt Marina – Lots of big yachts being worked on at Thunderbolt. Blue Moon had just arrived for service when we came through here in October…she’s still there being worked on.

We put our bikes on the local bus and rode into downtown Savannah Tuesday afternoon. It’s only about a 7 mile ride, but some of the route doesn’t have a bike path or sidewalks.

We biked all around Savannah, but Savannah isn’t really bike friendly. Many of the sidewalks don’t have ramp inclines. There are lots of cobblestone streets…they are pretty, but, not fun on a bike. You have to actually go down a big cobblestone street to get to the waterfront.

We biked all around Savannah, but Savannah isn’t really bike friendly. Many of the sidewalks don’t have ramp inclines. There are lots of cobblestone streets…they are pretty, but, not fun on a bike. You have to actually go down a big cobblestone street to get to the waterfront.

Spent Tuesday night at Thunderbolt Marina. They’re famous for their Krispy Kreme donuts. The marina staff drops off ½ dozen warm donuts first thing in the a.m. We didn’t plan the stop because of the donuts, but …sure enjoyed them. The Golden Isle Marina in St. Simons, where we spent the weekend, brings hot muffins to the boat in the a.m. So, we’re getting our share of sugar!

Dave biking around Savannah…taking a break!  Pulled away from Thunderbolt mid-morning on Wednesday morning.

Dave biking around Savannah…taking a break!

Pulled away from Thunderbolt mid-morning on Wednesday.

Saw a few dolphins swimming, lots of water birds, and passed a Para sailor in the sky around Hilton Head Island.

Saw a few dolphins swimming, lots of water birds, and passed a Para sailor in the sky around Hilton Head Island.

We’re now tied up at Port Royal, SC. This is one of our favorite stops. It was neat being greeted by one of the owners who remembered us from previous stops.

Port Royal is close enough to bike into downtown Beaufort. Beaufort is very picturesque with the huge oak trees and hanging Spanish moss.

Port Royal is close enough to bike into downtown Beaufort. Beaufort is very picturesque with the huge oak trees and hanging Spanish moss.

We’ve biked into town several times and enjoyed the waterfront.

We’ve biked into Beaufort several times and enjoyed the waterfront.

There’s also several new bike paths, including the Cypress Wetlands path that takes you back through the marsh with alligators and lots of birds.

There’s also several new bike paths around Port Royal, including the Cypress Wetlands path. This one takes you back through the marsh with alligators and lots of birds.

We ‘ve enjoyed watching the white egrets come to roost in the evenings here in Beaufort.

We ‘ve enjoyed watching the white egrets come to roost in the evenings here in Port Royal.

They do a special cookout on Friday nights at Port Royal. We’ll participate in that tonight and head on out toward Charleston on Saturday with plans to stay tied there for a few days.

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5 Responses to May 31 – Heading to Charleston on Saturday

  1. Ilona says:

    Good to hear from you. And you are moving again. Are you air conditioned?

    We have had snow or rain almost every day since we returned to MN. April was snow. May has been rain. No drought in the state anymore. Hard to get the mowing done.

    Ihana is at Indiantown on the hard. The smaller boat, a 23 ft Precision, is on the Mississippi, about 70 miles south of here. It is a wide spot called Lake Pepin. The Maija Lisa is a sailboat and that is what we will be doing when we use her.

    Enjoying being back on the terra firma and in our community. But itching a little to be back on the water.

    Really busy with volunteer work. Easy to restart when we return.

    Keep those pictures coming. Really fun to see.

    Enjoy!

    Ilona

  2. Gary Boelens says:

    Looks like a good time.

  3. Barry Lockwood says:

    Hi Guys, Have been checking out your current and past cruising experiences. I am considering coming to the USA (I live in Queensland, Australia), purchasing a boat and doing the East Coast and Canada then back south to Florida (something like what you did in 2012) bext year, then putting the boat on a ship back to Australia. The boat I am most interested in is the 37′ Maryland Flybridge Catamaran by Fountain Pajot, This has a beam of 17′ approx. and 16′ high, how would this suit the canals and locks, etc in Canada?
    Have a great time on the water and safe cruising.

    • Dave says:

      Hi Barry
      Sounds like a great boat for that trip. We looked at some cats earlier this year. Nice boats and lots of room. Your height would be great for the trip we did last year, the only limit is the western Erie Canal where I think the limit is 15ft on some of the bridges. Nice thing about what you have planned is you can miss that area.
      Look us up when you get here.
      David

  4. Darrell Grob says:

    Hey! How ya doin?
    We are here in Barefoot and will be leaving on Tuesday. Then we will spend a few days at Bald Head Island, probably an extra day at Beaufort, then Ocracoke, Manteo.
    We’ll be hanging out in Chesapeake this summer. Hope to see you.

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