July 7th, 2018
Our trip yesterday had several options for an overnight so we chose Georgetown, SC as it is the third oldest city in South Carolina and a marina smack dab in the middle of the historical downtown district.
Sometimes you just get lucky!! Our trip was nice and we had no real areas of concern. We did have rain but it was light and not convective. Once docked at HarborWalk, we took a stroll downtown and noticed a lot of activity. I asked a shop owner what was going on and she advised that they were having a concert tonight and not just any local performer. It was “The TAMS”! For those of you old enough to remember, the TAMS were one of the original beach music bands with hits like “Be Young, Be Foolish, and Be Happy”. How great to experience Carolina Beach Music in a Coastal Carolina town! I knew that it could not be the original TAMS but it was second and third generation decedents of the original band members and they did put on quite a show.
We had a quiet night at the dock and pulled out at 8am bound for Osprey Marina on the southern edge of Myrtle Beach, SC, a 30 mile trip. We wanted to get this leg completed early as we knew the weekend warriors will take the waterways after lunch.
We are keeping a close eye on the tropical depression expected in a few days and definitely keeping us on inside the AICW. No open water Atlantic runs in the near future. We will study Marv’s Weather Bouy Forecast very closely over the next few days with only short legs planned for the week. Worst case is that we hold up in Myrtle Beach or Southport for a few days. Be safe and have a great weekend.