Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dry Dock Stack Marina in Georgetown, SC - at a dock

They have their won fishing fleet = fresh seafood!
Today was a day in specializing in shallow areas at dead, low tide. In case you were wondering, there is no shortage of shallow spots along the ICW. By that I mean in the range of 4 to 6 ft at low tide (MLW, Mean Low Water). So we delayed our departure in the morning to 9:30 so we would have a rising tide through the trouble spots.

And this is where you buy the fresh fish, doesn't look like much but the product is the thing
As it turned out, we made it through everything okay with inches to spare, no problem. Just don't expect to clear by gaps between your keel and bottom measured in feet. As always, I updated Active Captain on what I saw in depths. It's a great reference for anyone going down the ICW.

It's spring down here, despite the recent cold weather
We are now at the Dry Dock Stack Marina (formerly the Boat Shed Marina) and set for the night. We can see storms coming on radar but we're snug for the night. This small marina even has free cable TV so Ann can catch up on NCIS which is one of her favorites.

Georgetown had a devastating fire last year in the downtown area, they are just now cleaning it up
Whenever we're in Georgetown we're sure to stop by the local fish market. Ann picked up a pound of grouper for dinner, absolutely fresh and she did her usual excellent preparation, delicious. We're off Wednesday morning for Barefoot Landing Marina where we'll be for the next two to three days depending upon the weather. The trip north along the Waccamaw River is one of the most beautiful stretches of the ICW. It goes by the old rice plantations and there's plenty of alligators although they usually keep to the side streams.