On June 1 we returned to Shelter Cove Marina on Hilton Head Island for about a month. We spent time prepping the boat for a planned summer trip to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Randy's brother Rob and his family vacationed on Hilton Head from June 15-22. We were joined that week by our daughter, Jessica, her husband Geoffrey, and our 2 year old granddaughter Addison. It was great to see and catch up with everyone.
On June 26, we departed Shelter Cove and headed to Beaufort, SC. After arriving in Beaufort, we were joined by our very good friends, Tammy and Slater Borroughs. They were going to cruise with us from Beaufort to Myrtle Beach. In the evening, we were joined by Lee Futch, a mutual friend from Savannah. We had drinks on the boat and dinner at the Old Bull Tavern in Beaufort. Old Bull was wonderful and justified its number 1 ranking on Travel Advisor and Yelp. (And it was not super expensive)
We didn't have to leave Beaufort until after noon so we spent the morning touring town and checking out some of the wonderful old waterfront homes. While walking we ran across a retired history teacher and struck up an impromptu conversation. She had all sorts of interesting factoids about some of the houses.
Departed Beaufort and headed for an anchorage, Steamboat Creek, about half way to Charleston. Steamboat Creek was quiet and low country beautiful. We had the anchorage to ourselves and enjoyed the dolphins, the sunset, and a wonderful bottle of Brunello that Tammy and Slater purchased in Italy.
Sante! And on to Charleston.