I will be the first to admit we were both pretty worn out after our three long cruising days through Georgia. However, now that we have been at dock for almost a month with land “stuff” happening daily and I think we are both feeling the need to toss the lines and get back out there. I finally had some time to pull together a slideshow of the Georgia portion of the journey with it’s vast miles of marshland, unique birds, and stately homes. It is fun to relive it without the buzz of the deer flies that joined us on the flybridge for most of the way!

A lot has happened since we pulled into Hilton Head at the end of May. First of all it got H-O-T! By the second week we had to figure out how to add a second air conditioner to Pelican. We are now much cooler inside and the nights are more tolerable.  Summer is indeed here in the low country. If you’re going outside do it early or late or make sure it includes being in the water!

We have had a great time connecting with family.  We had a nice Father’s Day gathering at Mom’s last Sunday with several fathers in the mix. I made muffulattas, cauliflower ceviche, and tortellini pasta salad. It was a beautiful night on the lagoon and we stayed well into the night!

It happened that Mom’s harbor villa had four open nights last week. We snagged some land time along with Mom which enabled us to check on things there. A few little chores were needing doing and we replaced some missing items in the kitchen. Mostly we just enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets over wine and Russell, Greg that is. We celebrated the day that marked Mom and Dad’s 65th wedding anniversary with a lovely dinner at CQ’s.

Tuesday Mike and I went to Savannah for lunch, shopping on Broughton  and our granddaughters’ swim meet. They are both little fish and swam their hearts out. It was the first time we were able to be here to see a meet. That’s what this time here is all about, spending time with our Low Country connections and enjoying all the faces and places that make it so special.

Thumbing our noses at the heat we ventured to a new place on Broad Creek Saturday. Up The Creek is a fun spot where you can watch all of the action of the Broad Creek Marina while you sip a cold one and enjoy great food. After a nice lunch and a bucket of suds we headed back to the dingy only to be greeted by a huge manatee at the dock. The deck hands were gently scrubbing him (or her) with a scrub brush…”spa treatment” they said. So cool!! We also have a new dolphin friend who greets us every time we round the bend into Shelter Cove. She pulls along side, lays over on her side, and glides there for a while. I guess she’s trying to tell us we need to get back out on the water!

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