We are anchored in 12' of water just east of the ICW in Winyah Bay positioned to head out into the ocean tomorrow. Here is Shyanne on the bow of the boat with the sunset behind her. We were greeted by three dolphins while we were having dinner in the cockpit. This is why we sail!
Waves of Grace is spending the summer months this year in Myrtle Beach at Osprey Marina. We decided to drive down with our niece, Shyanne, and do some boat jobs. We ordered a new 140 watt Kyrocera solar panel and a new rockna anchor for those storms we always seem to find. The heat here has been incredible....97 degrees on the 4th, 93 degrees yesterday and 95 degrees today...too bad we have a northern boat with no AC! We have been eating lots of ice cream and we all spent 4th of July watching awesome fireworks at Surfside Beach while standing in the ocean! Shyanne is enjoying southern life and is especially fond of reading, either at the beach, the bow of the boat or in the club house. We head out this Sunday for a cruise to the ocean. On our way south we stopped at Hershey, PA to take the chocolate tour and see the 3-D presentation...what fun!
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