My Adventure Story
Last night we anchored deep into Tom Point Creek (ie, 2.5 miles back). No other boats and very dark. As we explored the creek we suddenly went aground where the chart showed 28 feet of water.
After getting off the bottom, we anchored about 300 yards away in 25'. As the water level rapidly dropped with the outgoing tide, the top of a mud bank began to appear. The next morning at low tide we were able to see what had stopped us in our tracks (see photos). At high tide this was covered with 3' of water (we draw 4.5') so you can see the problem.
Left the anchorage in the morning without further ado and went down the ICW and anchored off Beaufort, SC. This is our favorite town along the Waterway. The lowlands here are beautiful and the hospitality is genuine southern. John's cousin Jenny and her husband Steve drove over from Sun City Hilton Head to spend some time with us. We will see them in Florida this winter as they drive their RV throughout the state.
Just when you thought you had seen everything, one of the pubs in town was holding a "turkey bowling" competition to benefit Toys For Tots. They has set up a 50' 'lane' with full size bowling pins out on the lawn. The object was to slid a frozen turkey down the alley. You had to face the opposite way and fling it between your legs. Pretty hilarious to watch.