Hilton Head, SC

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The front arrived exactly 1 hour after we tied up at Palmetto Bay Marina on Broad Creek, Hilton Head Island, SC. We departed Thunderbolt marina at 1030 and headed for Hilton Head, 20 miles north. We thought if we are going to get stuck somewhere with the weather, then Hilton Head is not too bad of a spot. We had planned to make Charleston by Sunday, but that will have to wait till this blows out.

Winds are a steady 25 knots NE with long gust to 30 knots. We have seen a max gust of 35 knots. We are inside the t-head but unfortunately we are the first boat to the NE taking the 2 foot+ waves for the rest of the marina. The floating dock is on our port side and the NE winds are hitting our port bow at 20 degrees. This is good because it pushes us off the dock, but we are riding as if we are at anchor. No rest here, the dock lines are snapping and cracking and the winds are loud.

We are 8 days out of Vero Beach, FL, we have covered 400 miles on the ICW, we have anchored every night and we thought we would “splurge” and take a dock. Now it looks like we will simply stay here for a few days and enjoy Hilton Head Island.

PS:I had to lower the IP flag when the winds hit 25 knots, it was making us heal too much! J

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We launched the bikes at Hilton Head and rode to the store.
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