2003-Nov 13 First part - Dock Holidays to Barefoot
"November 13, 2003 - first part"
We cast off about 6:45 am. It was low tide in the Rockpile so we could see the rock ledges sticking out
The banks on one side of the canal were in shadows.
And the sun gradually illuminated the other side. It's relatively calm at this hour in the canal.
After we finished a very bumpy windy ride to Georgetown I decided that we should have stayed in N. Myrtle Beach another day.
CONTESSA was staying another day as there were predicted to be wind gusts to 35 mph or higher - which was accurate.
But as it turned out, if we would have waited, we'd have had a headwind instead of the tail wind that we had helping us along.
Before we got to the Barefoot Swing bridge (top photo) we heard a Viking 47 saying that he would sneak through as he was only 18 ft air draft (tall from the water). The bridge tender told him that if it had been high tide, he would not have made it as the bridge is only 17 feet.
A sailboat with the mast on the deck caught up to us at the Barefoot Swing Bridge (photo). Next: Passing Barefoot Landing.