Hilton Head Island (7/12 thru 7/15)

Sunday morning’s cruise was slow and steady for the 1/2 day journey out of Savannah GA, across the river into South Carolina. We motored up the Atlantic ICW past Tybee Island, then past Daufuskie Island, around the south end of Hilton Head’s famous Harbour Town (Sea Pines Resort), then up to Safe Harbor Skull Creek Marina near the home of our friends Stan and Tish Scroggin who live in the Plantation.

Odd event occurred on this voyage…. shortly after departing Bull River, GA our port-side engine gave us a ‘high temperature’ warning. So Larry quickly went to the engine room to discover that the raw water (sea) strainer was leaking around the top cover. One of the many beautiful things about having two engines is that you have the option to run on a single engine with ‘no worries’. So we motored onward with one engine pondering how to solve the problem. Turns out it was an easy solution, just let the water temp drop and then properly secure the strainer cover. We later concluded that when Larry had cleaned the strainers the day before, he had not properly leveled the top before tightening the wing nuts. Lesson learned.

We spent 3 wonderful nights in Hilton Head, largely thanks to the use of Stan’s vehicle which allowed us to drive around everywhere. Sunday night we dined at the Salty Dog on the south end at Sea Pines where there was live music and great food. Here’s a picture of a hermit crab at the restaurant that some clams were spitting at…

Monday we had some boat chores to do which included some dingy repairs. Once we had our chores done we took a dingy ride around the local area to check out the restaurant options for Tuesday night and were passed by a big barge!

On Monday evening, Stan & Tish invited us to there home for a fabulous meal of Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil skewer appetizers, thick smoked pork chops, a summer tomato pie, and grilled vegetables (eggplant, yellow squash and zucchini). Check out this photo of a gator in their backyard.

Tuesday was a beach day spent at Bradley Beach. The ocean was a warm 80 degrees, a perfect day for sun and fun! Later in the day Stan & Tish visited us on Living the Dream for ‘dock tails’ and Mary’s boat version of charcuterie. After snacks Larry & Mary took the dingy to Hudson’s On The Dock for great shrimp and some scallops, oysters… Yum!

Published by labailey2020

We are loving life and our new adventure in retirement! We are very social people and want to invite all our friends and family to join us at anytime during this adventure of a lifetime!

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