We enjoyed a beautiful and an easy ride from Georgetown, SC to Osprey, SC on Monday (8/3). Seas were calm and the scenery was beautiful along the Waccamaw River. Thousands of Cyprus trees lined the shoreline along with majestic Southern Live Oaks covered in Spanish Moss.
Once we settled in at the Osprey Marina it was time to get ready for the storm. Around 5pm heavy rains started from Tropical Storm Isaias. The wind and rains steadily increased peaking around 8 pm when they stopped briefly then reversed direction until midnight. Things were not too bad where we were, which was an excellent ‘hurricane hole’ shielded by large pine trees on all side. The next morning we learned that the storm had regained hurricane status (85 mph maximum sustained winds) just before making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach at 11pm. Significant damage occurred along the coastal areas from Ocean Isle Beach up to Southport which got the worst of the storm. We were actually suppose to spend 1 night at Southport on Tuesday (8/3), but the marina was closed due to damage from the storm.