The fenders LOOK like they are passed the bridge, but are actually UNDER the bridge. Quite the illusion!
The water didn’t stay quite this calm but calm enough for some fun with the camera.
We passed through a “cut” connecting us to another body of water. Lots of pretty houses along here.
I think I took this little guy’s picture a year ago – but he’s still cute!
This gorgeous yacht went past us. Note the “little” trawler coming up to meet it!
I’d forgotten how LONG the docks can be here.
And how sad the wrecked ones are.
The owners did double duty building this one – that’s quite the tower in the distance, and that’s half way from the house!
Bob is so careful watching our depth (upper right corner 3’8”). Times like this, he throttles back and “glides” through, ready to throw it into reverse if it gets much shallower.
Our gorgeous sunset at North Santee River
It is so unusual to recognize places as we traverse this stretch of coast we have traveled twice before.
This sailboat stands out as a vivid memory – we wonder what her plans are?
Our last night before Southport was at Enterprise Oxbow. Not only had we stayed here before but our boat with her prior owner had stayed here several times. It is a beautiful spot loved by many boaters. Another gold Looper pulled in after we did. We didn’t meet in person, but chatted on the radio.
It was such a peaceful night with an unusual orchestra that put us to sleep. Anyone have any idea of what makes this sound? - there is no video - only sound.
Another calm morning let me play with the camera again.
The roots of the mangroves never cease to amaze me.
As does our wake – I love how the mirrored image is distorted in our wake.
If you wonder what it looks like to store your boat “on the hard” – here it is – not often you see it this close to the water!
We knew we were getting close to “home” when we saw familiar landmarks.
This incredible building that we never did discover if it was a house or an inn.
An anchorage we stayed at twice (but not this time)
And we made it all the way back to Southport! The rain (and a lot of friends) greeted us.
6,987 miles! It’s been quite the journey and we have loved it. We met so many wonderful people and saw so many wonderful sites (and learned how to operate a boat!) A new journey awaits – hope you will come along for ride!
Anchored at North Santee River, South Carolina – May 13, 2018
Anchored at Enterprise Oxbow, South Carolina – May 14, 2018
Docked at South Harbour Village Marina – May 15-23, 2018