Saturday, October 20, 2012

Awendaw Creek - at anchor

Out for a Saturday sail!
We looked on the way down but still didn't see any alligators - but we know they are there! This part of the trip is through the grasslands, as far as the eye can see. We had some skinny water but we came through with a 5 ft high tide so we had no problems. The real challenge ahead is Mud River but that's not for several days yet.

A photo for Ann to paint
In the anchorage here we can see the horizon 360 degrees! There are no trees, no highs, nothing to interfere with the sweep of the eye. We also have a clear sky tonight and the moon sets early. The Orionid meteor shower is due tonight and with a dark sky (no moon) it ought to be ideal. Unfortunately, it doesn't peak until the wee morning hours, specially between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am. I'll probably get up sometime during the night and see if it lives up to its reputation. By the way, a meteor shower is considered huge if it shows a meteor every 2 minutes. That's not exactly like a rain shower but for astronomers it's a lot. At home in New York we're surrounded by trees and the only patch of sky we can see is directly overhead, here it's different and I intend to make the most of it.

No clouds but still a nice sunset
We like this anchorage since there's a place to take Hoolie nearby - except when we happen to hit the anchorage during an extremely high tide like last year. Today was fine, Hoolie had enough - not a lot - but enough.

Sunday we're headed for Charleston for one of our favorite marinas, the Charleston Maritime Center. The main attraction is a Harris Tetter supermarket about a couple of blocks away plus free laundry machines (reality intrudes again...)


philb said...

Just finished winterizing Impromptu. Caught up with all your blog posts, sounds like you guys are having a great time. Have to admit I am just a bit jealous.

Phil B.