Tuesday, May 1, 2018

B and B Seafood - at a dock

It's a beautiful sight, at least for ICW cruisers.
We left Windmill Harbour Marina this morning when the lock opened for business at 8:00 am. As luck would have it, we had the tide with us all the way to the Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff. We were greeted by a wonderful sight, a dredge doing business in the Cutoff! This stretch of the ICW is one of the worst of them all for being shallow. It is virtually unpassable at low tide and now, finally, they are dredging it.

It's really not a marina, just a shrimp dock that they rent out two at a time to cruisers
However, it is not dredged yet. The lowest water we saw was 3.8 MLW in one spot. We talked to the dredge operator and he said the dredge was headed north through the cut but would then double back to do more dredging of the southern part which is the most shallow. Perhaps in the fall, they will have it all done and we can stop worrying about this part of the ICW! I sure hope so!

Here we are, secure for the night
We pushed on and we're now at B and B Seafood for the night. It's a two boat marina but today all they had available was one slip. There's no electricity and the store where we usually buy fresh shrimp is closed during most of the week (opened Thurs - Sat). The price is right at $25 and it provides easy on and off for Hoolie relief - especially with a dinghy that's not in the best shape.

On Wednesday, we headed for Charleston for a three day stay. Ann is ready for a shopping fix and downtown Charlestown is one of the best places on the ICW for that!