Sunday, April 1, 2012

Savannah to Hilton Head

Setting out from Thunderbolt Marina - which is an amazing place primarily due to the deck area chairs and friendliness of Harbormasters Garner and Hal, and Glen who was the deliverer of the complimentary Krispy Kreme donuts and newspaper to our slip. Then our first day on the water , which was Saturday March 31, brought a terrific downwind sail that was dampened toward the end of the day by thunderstorms just after we crossed the commercially busy Savannah River. We anchored for awhile to avoid most of it but still arrived a bit drenched in our foul weather gear to beautiful Harbortown Marina at Sea Pines Plantation/Hilton Head. So we decided to spend a second night actually relaxing after 4 hectic days of logistics launching and positioning the Balia's trailor at Isle of Palms, our final destination. We took a look at the famous 18th hole at the golf course where the Heritage tournament will take place the week after this, then had one of the best hamburgers ever at the Harbortown Grill looking out over the 9th hole and practice ranges. Thought about playing a round but no teetimes were available so that saved us $500 we can put toward the rest of the trip. Last night we listened to live music while watching the final four on the patio at the Quarterdeck restaurant .

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