5/18/12 We left at 0800--overcast, slightly foggy. We met our insurance requirements today by crossing the 32nd parallel. We our now officially out of "imminent hurricane territory", although anything is possible. Well, that proved to be true. Within 24 hours, a tropical storm named Alberto appeared. He fizzled out on 5/20. WooHoo! We toured Beaufort on foot, Saturday 5/19. There are beautiful old homes here.
This marina has an unusual loaner car policy. You may have it for 1 hour only, cannot take it across the bridge, and you can't reserve it in advance..that necessitates hanging around the office in order to grab the car.
St. Peter's Church was across the bridge on Lady's Island, so we got a taxi. $7.50 each way, but we also stopped at Publix. The gospel was about stewardship....all that we have is on loan from God....we come into the world and exit the world with nothing. Our job is to be good stewards of our time, talent, and treasures.
Due to the tropical storm watch, we stayed an extra night.
Along with 5 sailboats and 3 fast powerboats, we departed for Charleston. The power boats were obnoxious to the Canadian sailboats as they passed. Some unkind words were exchanged.