One of the first cruising boats we met- oh we met the owners too of course- was Indigo a 42’ Chris White catamaran. We’d ended our day early and stopped at a marina right alongside the ICW in Coinjock, NC. The place is as rustic as it sounds. Indigo ended their day early also, which for them is 5pm; typically they are in delivery mode. They gave us good tips on stops to make along the way and a few spots where jumping off the ICW would be fun. Their journey ends in the Bahamas and they use the spurt method ; push hard for a week, leave the boat at a good marina for a month, fly in, provision, travel hard for a week and after a few spurts – voila! Bahamas.
Saw them once in Florida as they zoomed past on their get to Lake Worth spurt. We keep in touch via email from time to time. Saturday night, after a slew of emails with each of us trying to determine how far we’d get, select a decent creek and all that daily cruising fun stuff it all came together. As the first to arrive (not that we are fast, but Indigo began their day 30 miles north of Georgetown), we launched our dinghy and readied for happy hour. Yes, they looked as we remembered and we caught up while Linda’s chicken was roasting away. Good news: plenty of good sailing in the Exumas.
Early the next morning- earlier than usual due to the clock reset back to EDT- we spotted our first bald eagle. Much of the morning’s trip took us through the Cape Romaine Wildlife Refuge. Plenty of sights to ogle.
Passed through Charleston Harbor and picked up of first large pack of boats at the Wappoo Creek Bascule Bridge. Left them all behind and anchored for the night in another creek- well this was a river, but not a very wide one.