Day 295, February 10, 2013 (Charleston, SC): Sequel made home port in good order at 13:55 on February 10, 2013, to a welcoming committee of friends Theo, Joan and Perry, Janet and Carl, Jerry and Jenny, and McKenzie. As we were backing into our old slip at The Bristol Marina the feeling of accomplishment hit. Our log says that we covered 5,260 nautical miles, which translates to 6,050 statute miles. More than remembering every one of those miles we remember the places we visited and the wonderful friends we made along the way. We don’t apologize for moving out at our own pace but know that all of you will be welcome when you visit Charleston, the Holy City. Give us a “heads up” when you think that you will make port.

The Bristol Marina doesn’t advertise transient slips but you must have an air draft of 15 feet or less. It is quiet and there is space. City Marina is south of the bridges and offers the Megadock as well as shuttle service for those who don’t want to walk the mile to King Street. There are other marinas close by offering an abundance of dockage. However, every marina is fraught with strong currents. As far as I know City Marina and Bristol are the only ones that have along-side facedocks for captains who are not accustomed to dealing with the peak ebb and flow of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers.

We will spend the next week emptying ten months worth of “stuff” before Sequel goes up on the hard for R & R.

Edie guides Sequel through the oyster beds of Wadmalaw Sound. We have been in our old stomping grounds since St. Augustine, FL.

Going for the gold. Charleston’s western skyline, the James Island connector, and the imposing Ravenel bridge in the background.