At last! The end of an interlude! When we arrived here mid-October it was for 2 weeks for annual MD, dentist, etc., appointments. Now, 3 1/2 months later we've finally casting off our lines to head south. We had a little "bump in the road" of our well laid-plans--unplanned surgery. All is well, healed, was released by surgeon on January 25, to "resume business as usual". At slack tide on the 28th, we began our trip south. Our delay has been such a blessing and great opportunity. In this period of time, we've developed some amazing friendships, reveled in parties, heard incredible music, danced to some awesome tunes, walked wonderful beaches, savored delectable meals, accomplished many projects, and totally and thoroughly enjoyed the roots we've put down in the Charleston area. This feels so much like home and even though we're eager to resume cruising, leaving here is bitter-sweet.
Greenville friends, Jill and Fred, were here for the weekend and we sampled yet another Low Country restaurant. Sadly, we've had to leave before getting around to all of them!!! We're looking forward to seeing Fred & Jill on their boat in the Bahamas this spring.
We'll post again in a month with hopefully more sea miles under our belt than we've accrued during the past many weeks. So long, Charleston! Love you but really gotta leave you. See you next November!
We close out this month with an unplanned lay-over tucked in at Downtown Beaufort Marina for 3 nights as a refuge from the freezing temps, rain, and wind. A lovely little town we've visited many times but are enjoying it again for a few days under-cover of our superb foul weather gear and warm coats, caps, and gloves. Fondly,
Bill and Laura Bender
Docked in Beaufort City Marina
M/V Kindred Spirit III