Thursday, May 6, 2021

Osprey Marina - at a dock

The Waccamaw River is a beautiful ride

 It was a short day today and it would have been even shorter were it not for the 1 to 2 kts of adverse current! We had the foul tide all day long. Apart from that, it was a great day with mild winds and warm weather without any rain. 

Typical oprey nest atop a daymark - all seemed occupied

The dockage rate here cannot be beat, it's $1.00/ft. That's lower than anywhere else I can think of (well, for a real marina - there's always RE Mayo at $0.40/ft and B&B Seafood at a flat rate of $25/night). We always used to refuel here due to their low prices but the cost of diesel has climbed in the last two weeks. It's now up to $3.09/gallon. It was $1.99/gal on the way down in the fall. 

The docks are first rate - ipe wood and new

We have our slip with elecctric and good WiFi (tested at 78 Mbps this afternoon!). Osprey still has their goody bag, Ann likes the hot pepper jelly best of all. With the good WiFi, I got some work done updating Waterway Guide alerts. 

We'll leave for St James Plantation Marina in the morning for a two day stay. We've noticed that although the days are still warm, the nights are starting to get cooler as we move north. It's been much warmer than we expected, no problem there.