We finally got to enjoy our boat a bit over the weekend. We travelled from Ford to Hilton Head Friday and spent the weekend, returning yesterday. It was only a short trip but a great escape for both of us, and we were blessed with terrific weather after what has seemed like a long cold winter. We saw one of my college roommates and his wife briefly Friday night and for dinner outdoors Saturday. They had rented a house in Hilton Head for February to escape the weather in the DC area. It was good to see them both and catch up.
We went for bike rides Saturday and Sunday. It was a 16-mile ride Saturday out to lunch and back, and a shorter ride Sunday that included a mile or two on the beach. All-in-all a perfect getaway.
Going up and back we went offshore between the Ossabaw Sound and Calibogue Sound behind Hilton Head. Friday it was calm and took seven hours. Yesterday, seas were around three feet and the current was against us up the rivers back to Ford. As a result of bouncy seas and the strong current, the trip took nine hours from 8 am until 5 pm.
After all of the many repairs since our ill-fated Bahamas trip a year ago, it is great to be having fun on the boat again.