We depart Charleston, SC and on our way find our ‘Congrio’ friends anchored in the bay. We shout our good mornings and head onward to the shipping channel leading out to the ocean. Seventy-one NM later we arrive at Georgetown, SC. It was a little choppy in places but a great passage as this boat is built to finesse the kind of waves we were taking. Georgetown is a sweet southern town that is quiet on a Tuesday late afternoon. We wander about and see the historical homes and the charming boardwalk and then head back to the Independence as tomorrow brings another travel day. The trip to Myrtle Beach on the ICW is pretty short (49NM) and we decide to use the next two days to detail the boat which is in need of a deep cleaning and wax after all her open water time. Fueled-up and looking sharp we head out on the ICW for Wrightsville Beach, NC (51NM). At Wrightsville we catch a ride-share to Wilmington and walk their boardwalk along the Cape Fear river. A short but sweet visit as we as we are headed to Beaufort, NC tomorrow.