June 6,2015

We left Savannah at noon today.  Skies were beautiful and more memories were made with family!  To be honest, I was a little nervous because I thought the crossing over into Savannah River was going to be pretty full of large tankers etc. It took us five minutes  today to cross the savanna River and we laughed over my angst. The entire trip was just beautiful with blue skies billowy clouds and A lot of joy experiencing the inland waterway along the Georgia Lowcountry. Along the way we passed Daufuskie Island ,where we almost settled, and things looks beautiful from the water. We then crossed into the Hilton head area and enjoy the large homes from the beautiful Port Royal Sound , which was the staging point for the SeWe left Savannah at noon today. Skies were beautiful and more memories were made with family! To be honest I was a little nervous because I thought the crossing over into Savannah River was going to be pretty full of large tankers etc. It took us five minutes today to cross the savanna River and we laughed over my angst. The entire trip was just beautiful with blue skies billowy clouds and A lot of joy experiencing the inland waterway along the Georgia Lowcountry. Along the way we passed Daufuskie Island ,where we almost settled, and things looks beautiful from the water. We then crossed into the Hilton head area and enjoyed the large homes from the beautiful Port Royal Sound , which was the staging point for the Seige of port Pulaski in the winter of 1862. In the late 1861, 77 ships were brought from Washington to start the blocking of the southern ports. Charleston and Savannah were the primary ports for the blockading. It is really rewarding to see these waters first hand and see what the troops must have experienced from the water. This happened in January and it must’ve been freezing. Today was very humid and definitely not freezing!

We passed byThe Marine basic training compound Parris Island. We commented on how hot it was and how hard it would be for basic training during today’s weather. We approached Beaufort sc with dark thunderstorms looming and again had to race to beat the storm.this time we were not totally lucky being able to tie up in dry weather. There was lightning thunder and the beginning of rain as we tied up and winds were strong however different people from adjoining boats raced  to help us tie up and we watch the rest of the storm safely from our cabin. After walking to town when the rains ceased we found a great restaurant called Q and enjoy a wonderful dinner of brisket barbecue and blackened shrimp. The southern green beans are to die for! 

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Fortunately the food on this trip has been amazing! I am trying to figure out how to label the photographs I submit but I’m trying to put them in the correct order. Our plan is to leave Beaufort early and hopefully arrive in Charleston at a reasonable hour , before thunderstorms!!!

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