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Friday, October 23, 2009
Atlantic off the port side
As we motored south past two shallow inlets after leaving Southport yesterday, we could see the Atlantic. She looked so calm out there, but I’m glad we’re in the sheltered ICW and not “outside.” Lots more lovely homes and shrimp boats too. The architects of America are doing a great job down here. I'm really enjoying all these mega-homes and the more modest ones too. Looks like the building boom was successful along the "Ditch."
Suddenly yesterday, I knew we were in SC. FYI: the “stars and bars” also fly in front of the state capital in Columbia--and perhaps along the Appalachian Trail?
We anchored in secluded Calabash Creek last night. Then a few large tour boats and casino boats (Polsons onboard???) motored by. So much for solitude.
"What bliss to be in the cockpit with the sun and the warm breeze on one's skin, just watching the sea, and the sky, and the sails" -Sir Francis Chichester
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from your safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
"He who goes to sea for pleasure would go to Hell for a pastime." -Samuel Johnson
"They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the wonders of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep" -Psalm 107