Overnight to Charleston

We decided to push a bit and make for Charleston. We wanted to arrive before the bad weather predicted for Christmas Eve, so we kept with our initial plan to move from Belhaven to Morehead City, then outside to Wrightsville Beach, layover, then head through Snow’s Cut and on to Southport and head out the inlet there and overnight offshore to Charleston. We deviated from the original game plan in adding a day of layover in Wrightsville Beach since the offshore outlook was better for Tuesday than Monday. We left Wrightsville Beach 10:30  Monday morning, cleared the inlet at Southport an hour or so before sunset, and continued overnight to arrive at Charleston in heavy fog just after sunrise Tuesday morning.  The overnight trip was 146 nm, 22 hours and change. The weather could have been better, we had rain and fog the whole trip with a new moon to boot, so the only visual we had was from the nav screens! But sea conditions were pretty tame, so the trip was pleasant enough for an overnight. A great way to put a lot of miles behind us, but not our favorite; it’s boring, sleep is disrupted, and you’re never assured conditions will hold to the predictions! But, that one’s behind us, today we’ll do a little walking around Charleston and a bit of napping to catch up on sleep interspersed with some cleaning and laundry. Tomorrow we’ll do some sightseeing and head downtown for Christmas Eve services to wind things up. Charleston’s one of our favorite stops, always many things to see and do.

2 Responses to “Overnight to Charleston”

  1. Patti Wilt on 23 Dec 2014 at 4:03 PM #

    Barb-Glad to see you are off and on your travels. Wishing you and your husband a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Happy travels!!!!

  2. JULIE ASSI on 24 Dec 2014 at 12:08 PM #

    Time to slow down already!! You should never use the word “Push” unless you are in labor or just on the road to being in that position!! (TEEHEE)
    So very glad to hear you are underway!!
    Looking forward to hearing of your adventures!
    Have a Very Merry Christmas!!