Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thoughts for Thursday...

Day breaks on Church Creek, SC 4/13/2017

We have been underway for the past 2 days, taking our time heading to Charleston SC for the Easter weekend.  Once there we will meet our friends Andrew and Elizabeth – they are driving in and we are so excited to see them – fantastic fun ahead!! We are ahead of schedule so after 2 hours of travel we pulled over, dropped the anchor, ate an early lunch...and updated the blog.

The Intercoastal Waterway is a wonderful route because it offers a unique insight to the local culture with each twist and turn.  Georgia and South Carolina are known for the dramatic tide swings and we have seen first-hand how very important the high/low tide times are to the navigation aspect of the day.  So far, so good!!
Note to self: this is what "low tide" looks like in SC.
 And there are some days we experience very calm, flat, boring cruising…not that there’s anything wrong with that!!

Because there isn't much to report, I thought I’d leave you with a list of things we (I) have learned during the first 2500 miles…in no particular order.

1 Consumption of ginger based food and drink are wonderful preventatives for seasickness…but ginger has limits. Sometimes you just have to make a donation to the sea and wait for calmer water – lying down.

2 Dining out with friends is fun – but pot luck with friends on the aft deck is “funner”!

3 Rodan & Fields “Soothe” line is Worth. Every. Penny! And it’s not just for your face! Thanks Jessica!

4 Wearing a sweatshirt on a misty morning is like a hug from home – and some days you just need a hug from home.

5 No See ‘Ums are alive and well – they will never be extinct – you cannot outlast them! Think mosquitoes’ X 1000!!  (see #3)

6 Choose your battles carefully – would you rather be right or happy?

7 NEVER say “I told you so”!! The boat isn’t big enough – ask me how I know?!

8 6 & 7 might have been learned at the same time…just saying

9 At the end of the day, be thankful you have an “end of the day”.

10 May thanks to God above for the wonderful opportunity to experience this great journey called life, aboard a boat with my husband, friend and captain!

God Bless!!

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