Day 13 - Georgetown to Myrtle Beach, SC

The days begins dead calm, very light breeze, clear skies - just perfect again. We really have had a wonderful stretch of clear weaather. The navigating today is easy throughout. Wide paths with plenty of depth. Very serene surroundings early in the day. Being Sunday, we thought there would be more boat traffic but we think the boaters around here get up late on Sundays or are off to church in no hurry to get on the waterway. The scenery looks like this for some time....

A bit later we start to see more civilization. We are following the waterway through the Waccamaw River.  We see golf courses that come right up to the edge of the waterway. Beautiful  homes... this is Wachesaw Plantation.

and a beautiful golf course that runs right up next to the waterway....

We also see lots and lots of Osprey nests very much occupied. It's quite a dense cluster of them in these parts. The are so beautiful to see in flight.

Then....... as the day progresses we start seeing a growing change in population density. Behold the beginnnings of "Myrtle Beach".  We see more and more houses...

then condos....

then larger condos.....

The actual road is just to the right of us and is filled with traffic and the bridges are more highway style. Toto, we are not in Kansas anymore.....

At the end of the day, we pull in to the marina where we are spending the night - the Marina at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. It is a large resort property with 3 restaurants and a two-stage manina --- a  south and north basin.

They have assigned us a beautiful easy face dock in the north basin (at top by the hotel) right on the walkway around the property. We are approached by some very lovely people and chat with many of them. There were also lots of gawkers and picture takers. We feel very blessed to be on our beautiful new boat. Here we walk all of 20 yards and indulge in a lovely dinner at Ruth's Chris steakhouse.....yummy!