Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Savanna Georgia to Beaufort SC

April 8 2013 Bill and I sat at Savanna (actually Thunderbolt) for 5 days waiting out the rain and weekend traffic this was a nice little marina Called "Morning Star", the staff GREAT! and while here we ate twice at a place called "Tubbys", Bill thought the hamburgers we ate on Saturday were the best ever. So here it is Monday morning,
together we did our morning boat cleaning, pulled to the pump out and had the tanks pumped out, threw off the lines and headed out to Beaufort South Carolina. Beaufort is one of South Carolina's oldest cities the area has lots of history. On our way today we passed Calibogue Sound, Daufuskie Island, Hilton head, Port Royal sound, past a military base "famous" Parris Island where some of our proud marines are based. 
We set out about 930 am eastern time.
Leaving Savanna behind the marina is in the background under a bridge that goes out to a series of marshy islands to the east.

The pictures below are the famous cemetery "Bonaventure" on the left bank.

We Passed this cute little ferry boat giving tours of Savanna.

There were crab fishermen collecting their catch.
Lots of marsh lands where tides fall 8 to 9 feet.
We passed this cute little Green house on one of the barrier islands.
This is Daufuskie Island, (named The first key) its claim to fame was a movie called, "The River Wide", author Pat Conroy who wrote about his experience as a school teacher where he taught children who were direct descendants of african slaves living on this island isolated from the rest of the world. The island now has big homes and does not look isolated. 
The pier at Daufaskie.

The ferry boat above was giving tours of the island.

Entering Calibogue Sound.
In the picture above is Harbor town lighthouse. It is hazy in the bay so it did not turn out as good as I would have liked. We are in Calibogue Sound. The Atlantic lies to the right in this picture. I get a little nervous when I see inlet or sound on the maps because it opens to the Atlantic but, today is beautiful seas are calm with a light chop.

Looking back at Daufaskie Island this small house that looks like a lighthouse can be seen from the bay.
Crusing on through Skull Creek we pass Hilton Head. It also boasts big homes, golfing and boating.

This Guy is para sailing in the Port Royal Sound.

This is the opening into the Atlantic again we see white sand beaches.
Big puffy stair step clouds grace the western sky. Our cruise takes us up the Beaufort river. Parris Island is on our port and we cruise the Beaufort river toward Beaufort.  Here is a short history, the spanish came in 1514, the french in 1562, the english in 1779 and the Union fleet came in 1861 Proud Lady with Bill and Joy arrived in April 2013.
 Arrived in Beaufort SC about 330 pm eastern time dropped the anchor in the bay near the downtown marina tomorrow Bill and I will use our dinghy to go into the town so be sure to check the blog again for pictures and more history.  Love ya, will write more soon. Joy

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