We left Wrightsville Beach and arrived at Pipeline Canal around lunch time. Since we were in early we thought we would see what is on shore there. There is a boat launch where the fishermen put in there high-powered boats and is quite a busy place. Al made an observation about the fishermen not just here but along the ICW. He said, “The bigger the Bubba, the less likely they are to wave.” I had a good laugh at that one! One fellow did go by in a kayak fishing which was out of the ordinary, so he wasn't a Bubba!
Al wanted to speak to someone on a sail boat further in to shore because we know it is quite shallow and was wondering how they got in. He wanted to get the local knowledge, so we went over and talked to a single-hander who was a woman. Her name was Victoria and she gave us the low down on how to get in off the channel. She was an interesting woman who had sailed to Australia with her husband. He has since past away and she lives on the boat. More power to her! You do meet interesting people on the water.
|Derelict boat on its side every day at low tide.|
|Derelict boats are a problem everywhere!|
|Finally a fall scene we are used to seeing in PA at the gift shop!|
We walked up the street and we had that “déjà vu” feeling. Then we realized we had been here by car about 10 years ago and had eaten at one of the restaurants and went into a huge gift shop across the street. We could not resist buying fresh shrimp at the dock and some sweet potatoes, dug up the day before according the owner.
|Blair and Dennis coming for Happy Hour|
When we returned to the boat, our friends, Blair and Dennis, on Ar-turus were in the anchorage along with about 5 other boats, so we ended our day with Happy Hour on Blue Heaven.
|Entrance into Myrtle Beach Yacht Club|
|Beautiful water lilies|
|Our friends from home, Bob & JoAnn|
|Pools with statues.|
I loved the aviary where you could see the birds you see on the bay or on the waterway up close and personal! I tried to give you the experience with my video, but I am definitely just learning to use the video portion of the camera, sorry for the bouncing!
|Fox in a tree.|
We saw river otters which were so much fun to watch, several foxes, and one in a tree. I wasn’t aware they could climb trees! We missed out on the butterfly house, other trails and sculptures, and the creek cruises because we tired out about 4pm. We returned to Little River and after dinner we said good bye to our friends because we were moving on the next day.
|Turtles in the Rock Pile sunning themselves.|
|More turtles playing follow the leader!|
We had a change of scenery on this part of the trip, with lots of businesses and house of all types; mansions, expansive homes, medium and modest, to small homes and trailers.
|Scenic Thoroughfare Creek|
|Our view from our anchored boat in Georgetown, SC|
This is a quaint harbor town but also has some industry on the one side. Luckily, once again the wind was blowing the smoke away and so did not smell the steel or paper mill while there. We were going into town and stopped to talk to a fellow on his boat. While talking he said, “Is that your wallet floating away?” Sure enough it was but luckily we were able to retrieve it! Whew! That was a close one. I guess the way he was sitting on the inflated tube of the dinghy just help to push it up and out of his pocket. Why a leather wallet floated is beyond me, but luck was with us or God was looking out for us! We went it and looked around town. Al got a haircut and finally had ice cream for which I was craving. Later Ar-turus pulled in with our friends Blair and Dennis. We knew they had a long day because the came from Myrtle Beach so we talked but said we would see them tomorrow.