The ten miles north of Charleston on the ICW is very shallow. The guidebook says it must be traversed on a rising tide, our experience today indicates, high tide is better. We only ran aground twice.
Stuck on the bottom, mud churned up by the struggling engines, but a beautiful day. At times we felt like we were dredging our own canal.
Only managed to motor 37 miles. We are hoping to make Norfolk for a Looper rendezvous May 6-9, six days left to do 430 miles. I hope we won’t prove the adage that “the worst thing you can have on a boat is a schedule”.
Just as we were having our fill of this low country, so shallow, flat and buggy, five incredible huge bottlenose dolphins spent one-half an hour escorting us out to larger waters. I have another spectacular video.