|Five more minutes...|
|Ok, OK! I'm UP!|
|I need my beauty sleep people!|
We wake up.
We have coffee.
We contemplate the rising sun.
We check the tide chart...
Bruce works on tidying things up as I take us back out through the mouth of Walburg Creek and follow the navigational aids out of St. Catherine's Sound. The waves are up from yesterday's high winds causing a rolly ride for us today.
Poor Jezabelle tried to stay on deck for as long as she could. She crawled from her position on the aft deck into the cockpit, tossed her cookies and settled on the settee next to me for a while.
When we got to the end of the channel and made our turn to the North, we started to raise sails and that's when she gave up and went below.
We settled in and relaxed for a few hours of critter watch, but saw nothing today. We have lots of time for reflection on these easy offshore days. There are plenty of things I could be doing... blogging, journaling, reading my Kindle, but for some reason, I don't. We either chat about some mundane thing, or just sit and stare out to the horizon in companionable silence as the minutes and hours tick away. Sail adjustments and minor course adjustments are the only entertainment needed on days like today. It's just beautiful out here...
I'm not going to play chicken with this big boy! Bruce begins to freak out a little as I edge further over to the red side. We have a little bit of outgoing tidal current as we have arrived earlier than anticipated and the tide has yet to turn. But we're making way fast enough for us to get outside of the channel just as it makes a turn to Port... we're going to Starboard.
|Don't go outside of the channel... Ya THINK???|
We watched the depths and never saw anything less than 10 ft. Luxurious depths after our days in the ICW back in the Florida Keys...
|Harbour Town light. A familiar landmark.|
|Entrance to Bull Creek|
|Wide open marsh to our East and West|
A tour boat brought a group of people out to see the sunset. They took pictures of us, while we took pictures of them!
Bruce and I took our seats with our sundowners and waited for the show. There was one casualty... my drink was spilled by the wake of a passing speedboat... Oh well, I'm sure he had somewhere important to be...
I got another drink, cleaned up the spill and was back in position well before the main event.
Please enjoy this sunset with me... I couldn't choose just one...
It was just awesome and the pictures do NOT do it justice. The tall trees on the islands in the distance provided the perfect frame for the magnificent change from orange to fiery red...
We pulled up the anchor and got underway, this time we would stay inside. We travel today towards Beaufort, SC.