Monthly Archives: November 2011

Saturday, November 19th

The anchor is up in Parrot Creek just before sunrise.  By 9:30 AM, Cutter Loose passes through the Ladies Island swing bridge and past the small village of Beaufort, SC.  Under normal circumstances, we would pause to revisit this historic town.  … Continue reading

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Friday, November 18th

Given the normal 3 knots of current in the Cooper River, it is no small challenge to maneuver Cutter Loose out of her slip in this marina.  With this thought in mind, we time our departure to coincide with slack tide at … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 17th – lay day in Charleston

Despite the warning, there was no tornado activity overnight.  But there was abundant thunder, lightning and rain associated with the cold front that passed through Charleston in the wee small hours of the morning.  Today, the wind is cranking a good … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 16th – another lay day in Charleston

Once settled in, it is difficult to leave Charleston.  Our neighbors here at the Maritime Center have chosen Charleston as their winter destination.  The thought has a certain appeal, what with the nearby commercial and cultural amenities.  But as the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 15th – lay day in Charleston

Early morning fog gives way to sunny skies in Charleston today.  It is an excellent day for a bicycle ride.  Our first stop is for coffee and bagels at Caviar and Bananas on George Street near the College of Charleston … Continue reading

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Monday, November 14th – lay day in Charleston

Before daybreak, we are awakened to the sound of bow thrusters and stern thrusters as several of the mega yachts at the City Marina mega dock maneuver into the Ashley River to resume their journey south along the waterway.  At … Continue reading

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Sunday, November 13th – arrival in Charleston

We time our morning departure from Whiteside Creek to make the 9 AM opening at the Ben Sawyer swing bridge near Sullivan’s Island.  At 10:15 AM, we plow the anchor down deep in our Ashley River anchorage across from the City … Continue reading

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Saturday, November 12th

We are awake before dawn to prep Cutter Loose for an early morning  departure.  The temperature is in the thirties and a frosty glaze covers the deck.  Our objective today is to reach an anchorage in or near the City … Continue reading

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Friday, 11-11-11

After a breezy evening at anchor near Butler Island, we are underway at 8:30 AM en route to the town of Georgetown, SC.  It is a chilly but sunny start to the day.  Our journey to Georgetown is brief.  At 11:45 … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 10th

Today we continue our waterway tour of South Carolina’s Grand Strand.  We follow the canal-like cut through Myrtle Beach with its ubiquitous golf courses, condos and upscale homes that line the ICW.  The Waterway Hills Golf Club shuttles golfers across the … Continue reading

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