Wrightsville Beach to Myrtle Beach
We finally left Wrightsville Beach on Tuesday, October 6th around 11:45 a.m., after five long days in port. Before returning the rental car, we made a trip to Harris Teeter to stock up on supplies. We were concerned about the flooding and debris in the water as we continued our journey south towards Myrtle Beach. The Captain called the Coast Guard and all reports were positive, no major flooding, and no debris in the water from Wrightsville Beach to Myrtle Beach. It was a cloudy, cold and uneventful day on the water. We arrived in Myrtle Beach at the Barefoot Marina about 4:00 p.m., got gas and our slip assignment. The temperature never made it out of the 60s. We went to the restaurant at the marina, Barefoot Boathouse, which featured sandwiches and burgers. The food was very good, actually, only the portions were so huge.
I ate only half of that steak sandwich and a few fries.
After dinner as we were walking back to the boat, you could see the clouds clearing way off in the distance, and after awhile, we saw this:
Myrtle Beach to Charleston, SC
Wednesday, October 7th dawned sunny and much warmer. We were on the water headed towards Charleston by 8:00 a.m. We started out making great time, but then were slowed up for a long time because of flooding along the river bank in “The Ditch,” a series of beach developments right along the ICW:
Many people’s homes were flooded, and we didn’t want our wake to make things any worse, so we went really slow, causing no wake at all, and took in all of the devastation. A vey sad scene to behold for sure.
You can see from the photo above how high the water was.
Once we passed The Ditch, we were able to pick up speed and it was a beautiful and sunny ride. We saw this white tailed deer swim across the Waccamaw River. The Waccamaw River is one of the most beautiful rivers we have gone through. Cypress trees covered in Spanish moss line the banks, and marsh grasses provide ample opportunities for blue herons and other birds to hunt for food.
Love seeing the brown pelicans. They always remind me of warm weather.
We arrived in Charleston about 2:30 p.m. We stayed at the Charleston City Mega Dock Marina.
The Captain’s boat was smaller than some of the dinghy’s for the mega yachts, however, it get us where we want to go with a crew of just two (the Captain and the First Mate). We quickly set up and caught the 4:00 p.m. courtesy shuttle to the historic district. We walked around and took in the sights of this beautiful city:
The weather was just gorgeous, low humidity and very comfortable for walking around in this scenic place.
We stopped in the Southend Brewery & Smokehouse for a bite to eat after all that wandering around I had the fried green tomatoes, which were pretty good. I didn’t particularly care for the coating on the tomatoes. The restaurant is housed in a three story brick building dating back to the 1880s. The building is believed to be haunted and is a popular stop on the Charleston ghost tour circuit. I loved the building, and we sat on the third floor overlooking historic East Bay Street.
What a delightful afternoon and evening in downtown Charleston.