Of course we are doing what all all the ‘Looper’s’ guides say not to do…try and keep a schedule. We move almost every day to make sure we will make it to a wedding in Virginia on the 25th. Our progress is very steady, as we have completed around 800 NM so far. Slow and steady wins the race, although we have used the power of our twin 715 HP Cummins engines to catch more than one bridge opening. On the flip-side, we were passed by a 50 foot boat the other day that must have been in quite the hurry as they missed the channel markers and ran aground about a half mile ahead of us (at the top of the high tide!). So with our tortoise pace in mind you think I would remember every little turn and shoal but no, by the end of the day when you finally tie-up you can hardly remember where you started that morning. It's a good thing Larry is keeping his ship’s log so I can write these posts. The latest entry, departing Beaufort, SC for Charleston, SC (54NM) brought us through some REALLY low water but Larry has squeaked us through and we are in Charleston for three whole days! I am thrilled. We go to the local medical school fitness center, we ride bikes all over this amazingly historical city, we do laundry and visit the local yacht club. Charleston is a gorgeous city just over-flowing with that fabled southern hospitality…it is NOT lip service…these people are nice! In addition, it is a great place to watch the Kentucky Derby.