Southbound 2020 – #13: Port Royal, SC to Hilton Head, SC

Travel Summary

Conditions: Chilly, 63° to start; 70° to finish, clouds and sun.  South winds 10-15 kts, gusts to 20, seas light chop.

Distance traveled: 22.2nautical miles

Time underway: 3 hours 10 minutes

Average Speed: 7.1 kts

Max Speed: 10.5 kts

Sunday was a short run to Hilton Head, SC, we pulled out of Port Royal about 7:30 am.   There was a light rain and clouds as we left but the sun soon came out. 

April Fools rainbow!

We actually saw lots of dolphins today and another boat got a picture of a couple dolphins surfacing under the bow of Stacy Lynn!

We tied up in Hilton Head about 10:40 am.  After getting the boats situated, we lowered the bikes off the boats so we could do some sightseeing and exercise our bodies!   By this time, it was almost noon and since none of us had eaten, we stopped at a waterside grill for lunch first.  We decided on a table in the sun but before our lunch arrived the sky turned black and we moved everything under the cover of the bar area.   We enjoyed our lunch while watching the rain!

Friends on Favorite Child

After lunch, the sun came back out and we rode our bikes around Hilton Head, on the bike paths through neighborhoods and to the ocean.  We saw a few alligators, which thankfully had no interest in us and we even rode on the beach for a while.  It was a beautiful day for a bike ride!

Back at the boat, we grabbed a blanket and sat in the sun on the grass and had cocktails!  John told me we were on the green of the 18th hole of Hilton Head – Sea Pines Harbor Town Golf Links Golf course!  LOL, I had no idea, no one chased us off so……

We finished the evening with dinner with another friend of Robert & Stacy’s at CQ’s Restaurant in Harbour Town. CQ’s had the feeling of an old, cozy, and comfortable inn, it was another a great evening.

There is a Gale Watch in effect from late last night through this morning (Monday), the guys will have a morning Captains meeting later to decide if we move on to our next stop or just sit here for another day (which wouldn’t really be that bad!).  

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