We had a mixed run offshore yesterday. Good sailing out of Cape Fear NC yesterday morning with following wind and large swells. Then very light wind and motoring during the day. Then strengthening wind after dark – forecast to pick up beyond the comfort zone. Wind was forecast to increase to 20-25 kts after midnight. So we cut into Winyah/Georgetown inlet at 10:30pm with 20+ kts on the stern. We anchored inside the inlet outside the channel and were off to sleep by midnight. Today the forecast was still for 20-25 kts… and the buoy at Frying Pan shoals was reporting 23 kts gusting to 29… so we elected to continue on the ICW to Charleston rather than heading back out the inlet. We’ll anchor in marsh surrounded by sea grasses just short of Charleston tonight (Whiteside Creek).
Jeremy, Nica, Julian, and Maddie.
At 10/26/2009 6:48 PM (utc) our position was 32°58.50’N 079°37.60’W Position reports and track: