Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Landfall Eastern Seaboard
Well, After 12 days from the Virgins we made landfall at Charleston, South Carolina. The sail here was fairly slow as we never travelled more than 120 per day. Mostly right around a 100 per day. We sailed almost the entire way except for the last 6 hours coming into Charleston. We used the spinnaker for 5 days straight!! As I do not have an asymmetrical we could only make the spinnaker work well downwind. We flew the spinnaker about 9 out of 12 days.
I had forgotten that Ft. Sumpter is in Charleston, so was pleasantly surprised to see the fort as we approached the harbor. For those a little light on history...First shot of the Civil War took place here.