The morning was clear when we brought up the anchor. Russ started to contact some marinas seeking a pumpout. Good thing he called, too, since our first choice (which was a Safe Harbor marina) had a broken pump. Skull Creek Marina was close by, easy access from the ICW, and a functioning pumpout. Bingo!
|Dramatic sunrise and the storm moves off|
leaving winds behind it.
The only other excitement was "the dredge". The Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff was notoriously shallow. They dredged it this year, and are still working on the end we'd encounter first (so most of it was already done). But this dredge had already been an issue to some boater recently; Somehow they got caught on a line and did serious damage to their vessel, nearly sinking it.
|Once he made the turn, tons of water.|
But tight in the channel.
|The American Star, one of the tiny cruise ships|
that traverse the East Coast.
Just a little further we found an anchorage and dropped the hook. Decent day, all in all.