I’m actually in North Carolina now, but only just. Stopped here at dusk yesterday. It’s windy cool and rainy today so I’ve stayed put. Nice secure dock at a great restaurant, $34/day. Here’s the view looking down at the boat from the restaurant balcony.
On Thursday I continued north. Started bumping up against solid land after a few days in mostly open marshes.
I stopped for fuel and lunch in McClennanville. Cute quiet fishing village.
Had lunch at a restaurant that has been there for a long time. Delicious seafood but dated decor
The woman running the dock insisted that I was a fisherman. Said I drove the boat and tied it up like one. I took it as a compliment. Lots of current around here, so sometimes you want to come in hot 🙂
Next stop was Georgetown. Nice stop. I anchored by an old steel mill for the night then tied up at the town docks Friday morning and had lunch ashore.
Weather got really nice Friday and Saturday, wind dropped and I was in more sheltered areas.
Friday I was enjoying the cruise through the Waccamaw wildlife refuge. Lovely winding river through the wilderness. I got to a fork where the ICW changes to a long cut canal south of Myrtle Beach around 5:00, and decided to continue on the river up to Conway as a side trip. Very pleasant, and Conway is a nice stop for a meal. I stayed overnight on the town dock. Paid $1/ft.
Conway had record floods last fall, with the water 12+ feet above this level. I was amused to see two extensions to the poles. I hope the flood line comes out in some of my pictures. It’s quite evident in places looking at the forest.
Saturday I had a lovely cruise up to here. No stops and very few places to anchor. Mostly cut channels, with a mix of empty and mcmansions with docks.
Lots of pictures, I’m going to put them in order to show the changes.
These guys were sailing a nice old Pearson up the ICW. Nice SE breeze.