Sunday, April 20, 2014

St John's Yacht Center - Monday we move

We had 1 to 2 ft waves hitting the back of the boat all day
We had yet another day of high winds (20 to 25 kts, topping out at 33 kts) and no sun! The weather has just been miserable, at least for this time of the year in South Carolina. We haven't seen the sun now for five days. Monday is supposedly a better day, I'll believe it when I see it. The winds are due to abate and the sun might even become visible. There are a lot of cruisers stacked up down here, unable to move, especially those wishing to go outside. Nobody wants to heat north against 20 kts winds and 6 to 9 ft waves!

Nothing beats the 17 inch  ball fenders for cushioning
So we just hung out, did laundry and Ann cooked a fabulous Easter dinner with a ham, sweet potatoes, deviled eggs, macaroni with cheese and asparagus. It was just delicious. I had to cut the top 1/4 of the ham off in order to fit it into the oven. We had that part of scrambled eggs and ham in the morning.

The captain was full!!

It appears the winds of the last three days have finally calmed down somewhat. It's currently about 10 kts which feels like no wind at all compared to what we've experienced recently. We plan on going through the Isle of Palms on a rising tide shortly after noon and anchoring out at Awendaw, just of the ICW. Hopefully we can get through the shallow spots just north of the Ben Sawyer Bridge.