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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Beaufort to Wadmalaw River, anchor

We could have gone all the way to Charleston today but decided to stop and anchor out. We made arrangements to meet looper friends Martha and John (As You Wish) tomorrow, so we'll bide our time. Besides, Russ wanted to change some belts. He's getting that done now.

Our anchorage. But largely the day
looked just like that.
Today had a couple of dicey cuts we had to navigate. These man-made channels are small and unnatural, so they seem to shoal in almost as fast as the Coast Guard can dredge them. We traversed 3 today, and 2 of them we had depths less than 3 feet beneath the keel. Needless to say, we went slow and watched our gauges.

This is a screen shot from our trip on the Atlantic.
The pink line is us and our trajectory.
The blue line is how you travel on the ICW.
It's a huge win -- time, stress from depth
and tidal changes -- to go outside when you can.

Side note: Noseeums abound. I hate those guys.

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