It is so good to be back aboard Waves of Grace and on the move south! We arrived at Osprey Marina in SC on Thursday, Dec. 29th and were greeted with sunshine in the 70's! It was wonderful! We loaded up the boat, filled the water and fuel tanks, and got some sleep. On Friday we celebrated New Year's Eve a day early in Murrell's Inlet with a bucket of oysters and a view of the water from our table at Nance's Restaurant. This morning we left at 7:00 and motored the ICW south for 79 miles. We are at Mile 452 anchored in Whiteside Creek where we can see the fireworks from Charleston, 11 miles south. I took this photo of the sunrise on the ICW through the trees...they look like they are on fire.
Walt and I have been avid sailors for 38 years. Our retirement dream was to sail to Florida and the Bahamas for the winter months which we did for the first time last year, 2007-2008. We decided that we loved the cruising life
and four days after our return to Lake Ontario we traded our Catalina 320, Eagle's Wings, in for a Catalina 42 which we named Waves of Grace. We hope to continue to cruise in the Florida Keys, Gulf of Mexico, and the Bahamas for many years to come