Second report- St. Augustine to Charleston, SC
Yesterday, we got up at first light to refuel and head out from St. Augustine.
The sea was calmer, so no sea sickness anywhere to be seen. A perfect day motoring, though we lost another engine on this 4 engine boat. The day before, out of Ft Lauderdale, engine #1 failed. The engine manufacturer, to its credit, sent a man out to St. Augustine to repair the first engine.
We made it to Charleston with a storm front heading our way and it was already raining when we docked. After you dock, which involves putting out the fenders (which keeps the yacht from banging against the dock and getting damaged.), tying the lines to the dock, and then hooking up the power, cable and water to the dock source; we grabbed a cab to get dinner in the market section of Charleston at a place called Hanks. This was a nice restaurant, and I had she-crab soup for my appetizer and curry shrimp for my entrée. Service was great, the food was excellent, and so with full tummies we called our cabbie for the ride back to the harbor.
The weather reports listed Gale force wind conditions, so we will be staying put in Charleston until the weather and sea conditions improve. Lots to do here, and I have already located both a bead shop and a quilt store! LOL
Charleston- Day 2: Woke up refreshed, and peeked out to look around. Rainy still. Only one sailboat appears to be in trouble. It looked like it broke free from its mooring and hit a sand bar.
Later today, I will add pictures to my posts so that it illustrates what I am describing.
Captain Dave is trying to deal with the 2nd engine problem this morning, and I’m attempting to upload my writings to the blog. With the rain, wifi is hit or miss. With some down time, I can work on some freeform beading projects or freeform crochet. Of course, retail therapy is a must!!
I hope you will check back later today to see pictures. Hugs, Carla