C'est la Vie is a 1966 Charlie Morgan 34.

Her home port is Everglades City, FL. Our typical cruising area is Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys, the Southeastern Atlantic Seaboard, and the Bahamas. We are C'est la Vie's third owners and purchased her in 2005. We continue to maintain and update this classic vessel. Please post any questions or comments about C'est la Vie or our travels via the comment links below.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Myrtle Beach to Cape Romaine via the ICW

We continue to make progress south via the ICW despite gale warnings posted for the southeastern seaboard.  Yesterday's run Myrtle Beach to Cape Romaine covered 63NM.  The day started in the morning darkness.  By the time we had good visibility we were down in the beautiful Waccamaw River stretch of the ICW.

By mid afternoon we were making 8+ knots motorsailing down Winyah Bay under a full genny in stiff  north breezes. 

Making the turn west back into the ICW and Cape Romaine NWR, we furled the genny and motored the remaining 15NM to our anchorage at Five Fathom Creek.  During the last stretch Bud prepared a wonderful loaf of bread.

Out in the marsh grasses, Five Fathom Creek is a bit exposed, but the soft clay bottom provided good holding in 10 feet of water.  My only hesitation for endorsing the anchorage would be the shallow approach.  While well marked we still observed depths of 6 feet at mid-tide.  According to our resources the tide range in the area is around 5 feet.  This could make access at low tides impossible.

This morning, we were running before sunrise this morning and plan to anchor south of Charleston this evening.

1 comment:

  1. Y'all are now in my old stomping grounds :) I was born & raised in Charleston and lived in MB for about 7 years. Hope you are having a blast!! We are SO jealous- have a beer for us!