Sound after Sound

Sound after Sound

10-APR-2021 Saturday Isle of Hope Marina, Isle of Hope GA to Fenwick Island, Ashepoo River,  SC (67.2 nautical miles  77.3 statute miles)

32°32’11.4″N 80°25’05.2″W
32.536492, -80.418099
Elevation: sea level
States (2): Georgia, South Carolina

Along the Way

I had expected to see lots of beautiful antebellum homes as we traveled up the Skidaway River. There were some but not as many as I expected or as old as I thought they would be. We were still 7 miles away from downtown Savannah.

Just north of the Savannah River we crossed the state line into South Carolina.

Dale has been coveting the joy stick controller technology on new boats. While we were on Isle of Hope Marina Dale moved the wiring for the autopilot. Now he can drive with the autopilot controller on his lap. It’s pretty much what the joy stick does.

The 2 foot following sea waves turning into 3 foot following swells as we crossed Calibouge Sound to Hilton Head Island. I was really glad we were going the direction we were. It would have been really rough had we been going any other direction. 15 mph wind gusting to 36 mph.

Hilton Head Island

Port Royal Sound

At St Helena I found myself looking for white cans instead of green. There were about 8 of them.  The red nuns were relatively red due to their pointy tops.

OMG. This cruise ship popped around an island out of marsh canal just ahead of us. It takes too much water to run the section of the ICW we are on. It turned to follow deeper waters.

The days are noticeably getting longer


Hilton Head is rated the second snobbiest places in the Palmetto State. Charleston is winner and holds the honors of first place in that category.

Nauti Words

Sound after sound. The Eastern seaboard from Georgia north to into the Carolinas has many sounds. In a nutshell, they are sections ‘big water’ we need to cross.

A sound is a large sea or ocean inlet, deeper than a bight and wider than a fjord; or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land.. There is little consistency in the use of “sound” in English-language place names.

A bight is a long, gradual bend or recess in the shoreline that forms a large, open bay.

A fjord is a long, deep, narrow body of water that reaches far inland. Fjords are often set in a U-shaped valley with steep walls of rock on either side.

A bay is a body of water partially surrounded by land.

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