Day 1, April 25, 2012: After more than two years of planning we embark on our Great Loop Adventure. One of our friends opined that we would not have space for all our clothes. She was spot on; we fit only the treasures from two walk-in closets at home into one hanging locker and the equivalent of one dresser—with room to spare. “Yes, Marilyn, the jewels are in the lockbox at the bank. She is going naked!” Our goal for the day is Georgetown, SC. We leave the marina on an incoming tide at 08:00 under overcast skies.
March 19, 2012: Now to put everything about the boat in order to start our journey! Today, we left the Bristol Marina at dawn to take Sequel over to Ross Marine on Johns Island. Everything started out well, gorgeous sunrise, a light mist on the harbor, that is until we left Elliott’s Cut and entered the Stono River. This is what the morning looked like before we disappeared into the fog bank: The ceiling came down to zero. It was as if we had entered a white light bulb. Knowing the local waters we were able to get where we were going by GPS and radar.