Today we have arrived at Grand Dunes Marina in Myrtle Beach, SC. As noted, this is day 4 of the adventure. Tomorrow we head to the rendezvous via 4 wheels and once we return we feel there will be less of a schedule and more time to smell the roses along the way. Or, as we have been smelling these past two days, the Carolina Jasmine! It is wonderful and there are very large tree like bushes of this fragrant flower growing wild along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway. Lovely.
When we went to retrieve Salt Lick from the boat yard a week ago, they would not accept my personal check for the final payment, since we were leaving the yard with the boat. I was driven over to my bank branch in Savannah to get a cashiers check! Not a problem, just a bit of a pain. SO – the bank manager who had to approve the check, came out of her little cubby and wanted to know if I was buying a boat!!! OH —- what a hoot!! No, just paying for part of some boat work! Really funny.
Day 3 we spent the night in Georgetown, SC. At that marina there were 4 boats that are doing the Loop. Naturally, docktails – aka cocktails on the dock, were in order. Followed by a group of us heading into town for dinner. Many different walks of life these individuals present. Airline pilots, doctors, corporate pilots, engineers, real estate sales people, teachers and the list goes on and on. This is just a small taste of what is to come.
On Friday, April 29th, Becky and Jim Kettering picked us up at Toler’s Cove Marina where we went out to breakfast, had a boat showing, and they waved us off the dock as we continued the journey North. Great fun to have a short visit with long time friends. Thanks for breakfast you two!!
- Salt Lick
- Becky and Shoemaker!!!