ICW Day 19 – South Myrtle Beach, Osprey Marina, Friday November 4, 14nm, statue mile 373.3, 530 total nm
The big worry today was the Socastee Bridge and the weather front that went through. High water from hurricane Mathew is still trying to make its way out. Just 2 days ago the clearance at the Socastee bridge was only 63 feet and improving slowly. We timed our departure from Grande Dunes for low tide (about 2.5 feet) and made the bridge with 65+ feet of clearance. The other concern was the powerful front, but the ICW is down in a cut with trees all around so we could not feel the wind, and were able to make Osprey Marina without any issues. This ended our streak of three weeks of summer like weather, although it looks the great conditions are going to come back in the next couple of days.