Enjoying Savannah

We arrived in Savannah on Sunday afternoon, 28 November. Savannah is one of our favorite stops on the trip south, despite the fact that it’s off the ICW a bit more than an hour’s cruise, depending on the current on the Savannah River, which can be considerable. Not a stretch you want to run against an ebb in a 7 knot vessel! We tied up at the City’s public pier, improved from last year’s stay with availability of power and water, (and heat! it’s been chilly here!) and new signs directing boaters to the parking garage a few blocks away to check themselves in. Not expensive compared to the neighboring marinas, but no services other than power, water and trash. Plenty for us!

We thoroughly enjoy the location; on one side of the boat we see the continuous parade of ships, on the other side is the Riverwalk with people watching and an abundance of shops. Ice cream, caramel popcorn and other varieties of “schleck” to fress. MMMmmm! We spent hours walking the streets, just enjoying the beauty of the old city and its wonderful architecture.  It’s interesting to keep track of the comings and goings of the ship traffic, we frequently refer to marine traffic.com to see the positions of the surrounding traffic as reported by the vessels’ AIS system. We don’t have AIS on board, but the website is an interesting diversion.

We’ll stay until around the weekend, and then head toward Brunswick, where we’ll stay for a time, using the marina as our point of departure for the drive home for the holidays and leave Maerin in the slip until we return. No decision whether our run to Brunswick will be inshore or offshore, it’s an easy overnight, so it will depend on the weather and sea state when we decide to leave. We’re in no particular hurry!

One Response to “Enjoying Savannah”

  1. Andrea on 09 Dec 2010 at 2:31 PM #

    Just checking in while I wait for Jason to get back from walking my dogs. Can’t wait until I can do it myself.

    Love you!