We were able to leave Charleston as planned and the kids did great on the 45 mile motor to Edisto Beach SC. Jack is helping some friends here in Edisto work on their boats and troubleshoot issues. This is Jack’s forte. I tease him that he secretly likes it when challenges arise or things break on our boat because he loves using his mind to figure out what the problem is and how to fix it. I always had a childhood crush on MacGyver because he could fix anything with very little at hand. I love this about Jack, how he dumpster dives to find the right mix of parts to fix what he needs to on our boat. I tell Jack that I married my MacGyver, only more handsome.
We just celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary this past week. With small children, eating at restaurants is usually not relaxing or enjoyable so we opted to eat in and put the kids to bed early. Huge t-bone steaks, baked potatoes with butter, spinach salad and a wonderful bottle of wine went perfectly with the pink sunset and gentle breeze.
There was much joyful evening reminiscing of our lovely wedding in my parent’s backyard, or as my sister Megan calls it, “the day the world changed forever.” I’ll let her explain in the form of a comment below when she gets a free minute.
We are currently tied up alongside a 50 foot sailboat at a friend’s private dock, it’s a great setup for us.
Edisto Island is quaint, full of beaches, has a bike trail around the island and three swimming pools that we take full advantage of.
Our friends have a garden on their property that they so kindly let us eat from, crab traps that we set and enjoy the bounty of, a shrimp net to try our hand at, etc.
We have found so many lovely people in our wanderings just as we try and be lovely people to those we meet along the way. The adage “you reap what you sow” has proved true over and over in our lives.
Thanks for all the boat name ideas, you came up with some great ones! The one that received the most positive comments so far has been “Midensea,” suggested by my cousin Kami Chapman. Thanks Kami! We can’t actually make the change until next year when we send in our boat’s annual registration papers but we wanted to start the process early to come up with the perfect name. Keep the creativity flowing and the ideas coming in!
Thursday at dawn we are casting off lines and heading for Brunswick, GA. The weather doesn’t look like it’s going to cooperate for a sail on the “outside” so we will motor 3 days down the Intracoastal Waterway. Guess I’ll have to wait a bit longer to catch a fish for some sushi.