MM 383. 5 Wacca Wache Marina
This is one of our favorite marinas - even when we stay at Georgetown, we make a short day to come here. They give you popcorn and a little bottle of wine in a plastic tub as a welcome gift. On our last trip, we took a shuttle to Brookgreen Gardens in the afternoon. There is also a nice little marine store and a grill for breakfast and lunch where they do good bbq. You can get a courtesy car to Russell's Restaurant except for Sunday, and we've always been there on Sunday. And you can have pizza delivered. The cost is $1 a foot including electricity and cable. You can go up into the office to email. There are nice showers and bathrooms. Very accommodating folks. People that came in too late to get a place on the floating docks in the front are put on the fixed fuel dock. Even though we came in when it was pouring rain, the guys come out to help you tie up.
Wacamaw River and Brookgreen Gardens
"April 6, 2002"
After the first trip when the weather and stress of going through the Rockpile more or less forced us to stop here, we've tried to stay here each other time.
MM 377.5 There are many nice anchorages on the Waccamaw River, particularly off Bucksport. (see Bucksport page). Watch out for gill nets which may be strung across the river.
We did skip Wacca Wache on the way down in 2001 when we had our friends on board.
But it wasn't until April 2002 that we finally visited Brookgreen Gardens (above).
"April 5, 2001"
We take our time leaving Georgetown because we have only a short distance to go today.
As we head under the fixed bridge and up the Wacamaw River, I see a tug with two barges behind us. It is going a little faster than we are, and is pretty far back. We decide to let them pass, so we hold up a bit. It is ISLAND BOY from Tampa and he has two barges of I beams. We 'draft' on him, staying as close as possible.
I had previously heard on the radio about a gill net strung across the river up by marker #77. Pretty soon, the tug and barges get to this point and the fisherman quickly moves his net for the tug to pass. We go by too. A sports fishing boat coming down the river is vigorously herded over to our side of the river by the net tender. As soon as we get by, he pulls it back across.
We got to Wacca Wache by noon, after 20.4 miles at 5.4 miles per hour for a total of 642 nautical miles. SUN CHASER and GOOSE CHASER are also here. GREAT LADY (a large motor boat) and JAGUAR (a sailboat from MD) come in after us, and SQUIRT, a trawler with dark blue topsides comes in after 6 and ties to the fuel dock.
We had barbecue from the lunch counter for lunch and ate dinner in the cockpit because they are not open for dinner at the marina.
April 6, 2001
We started the engine at 7:30 and I spilled the juice from last night at dinner that I left in the cockpit and forgot. There is virtually no wind.
We came to the Socastee Bridge. SQUIRT and JAGUAR are already there waiting for it to open - also ESCAPE IV from Mass. and SEA BONDS from Tilghman Island MD (both sailboats). A trawler named MATILDA II from Maine came up and passed and a Bayliner named MOONBOW from Crisfield also went by.
Next: Little River
2002, April 6 - Brookgreen Gardens - second part
Several of the sculptures were these life-like ones of ordinary people involved in ordinary activities. I've seen these type sculptures in Dallas and in Princeton. This one is "Len Ganeway" by Derek Wernher
When commissioned to create a sculpture that symbolized the readers of a country newspaper in rural Michigan, Derek Wernher decided that a farmer sitting on a park bench would be the perfect choice. The title of the sculpture is the pen name of the newspaper's editor, Bronze 1980
There was a special exhibit of scuptures of famous people. This was the one of Martha Graham. It was hard to take a photo inside without having it be blurred or have reflections of the flash.
Pomona by Joseph Emile Renier (1887-1966) Tennessee marble, designed in 1929, and carved in marble in the spring of 1937 - she's prettier from the back
My parents went to Brookgreen in 1959. They took some additional photos
Pastoral by Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897 - 1981) Amateis was drawn to the work of the Italian Renaissance. Originally titled 'Mirafiore' this sculpture was modeled at Rome in 1924 when Amateis was a student at the American Academy
Nymph and Fawn-Bronze, 1922 -Height: 4 ft. 10 in. by Carl Paul JENNEWEIN
Modeled in 1922, this sculpture won the competition for the Darlington Memorial Fountain placed in Court House Square at Washington, D.C. This, the only other casting, was formerly located at Rydal, Pennsylvania, in the garden of Charles Louis Borie, a close friend of the sculptor. This sculpture was awarded the Fairmount Park Association Prize of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1926. It was acquired by Brookgreen Gardens in 1940.
Lion sculpture (one of two) 1930 - Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington
A boat named ARCTURUS was behind us at Isle of Palms, and left before us came into the marina right behind us in Georgetown. They have 2 large poodles. In Georgetown, they told us that they were going to Myrtle Beach the next day. Se thought that was too far, as the wind would be on the nose and the current was against us too. They left Georgetown before we did, and decided to stop at Wacca Wachee too.
Next Myrtle Beach