Hung around with the crew of Baccalieu yesterday. They got beat up heading south from Beaufort and decided to stop in to Charleston and wait for the bad weather to pass.
They've been following some other boats south — boats which have started into the South Carolina and Georgia part of the ICW. The other boats have had some bad things to say about salt marshes, shallow rivers and huge tidal swings. We agree: sail outside from here south.
I think the trip south can be done in a series of day sails. Or one big overnight to St. Mary's.
Dock space isn't free here. So we have to manage our budget wisely. But we'd rather wait for some good weather and jump outside than struggle down the shallow rivers.