We departed Charleston in predicted dense fog, trusting our radar and chartplotter to watch for other vessels and to keep us just outside the shipping channels. The fog lifted, also as predicted, at 0900 as we approached the Ben Sawyer bascule bridge. Sixty-five miles later, through much open, empty marshland, we arrived in Winyah Bay and motored sailed in 18 knots of breeze towards Georgetown. Beautiful dolphins continue to elude our photographic efforts!
Prior to the Civil War, over half of the country’s rice was shipped out of Georgetown. Today, it is a small town with interesting shops and architecture, an award winning library, a fresh seafood store on the waterfront and an active steel mill and paper factory. We felt welcome everywhere we went!