Monday, October 17, 2016

St James Plantation Marina - still here but we leave Tuesday for sure

All neatly stacked inside an enormous bulding
With the Socastee Swing Bridge closed due to high water and especially since the water was still rising, we stayed another day at St James Marina. They broke a record in the area with the river cresting at the highest level since 1924. Thousands are still without power but we're fine here. There was a picture of the Socastee bridge posted in the local newspaper and it showed the ICW within inches of the bottom of the bridge. No wonder they have to cease operations. The bridge will be closed all day Tuesday and Wednesday is still up in the air.

This reaches right to the top rack inside
Meanwhile we'll head to Barefoot Landing Marina and probably stay two days unless the bridge situation doesn't improve in which case we'll stay longer. At any rate, we've been here long enough, time to move on. We have to pass through two shallow spots at Lockwoods Folly and Shallotte Inlet but we'll have plenty of tide to help us out.

Time for goodbye
It's been fun here and so well protected. We've made new friends and the people in general are so nice. We will certainly stop by on the way north in the spring to visit with everyone again. We'll leave around 8:30 am, you can track us on Spot (look at the left).