December 5, 2023 Thunderbolt, GA

Today we made our way down the ICW to Savannah, which is likely our last stop before heading offshore towards The Bahamas. This is all weather dependent, of course. We may need to travel further south to catch the right conditions for safe travel. We'll be here for about a week.

It was a beautiful day motoring through more of the low country and passing by Hilton Head Island.  We had one bridge encounter that was confusing at first. The paper charts we had (granted slightly out dated) showed a bascule bridge not long before Savannah. What we saw on arrival was a new fixed bridge of adequate height AND a bascule bridge beneath it. We encouraged a motor boat to go ahead of us so we could see how this would work. As we got closer, however, we could see that the bascule bridge had mostly been removed and we were safe to pass under the new fixed bridge.

Now at Thunderbolt Marine, a marvelous marina apart from the fact that they no longer deliver Krispy Kreme donuts to each boat daily. Apparently the Krispy Kreme factory left this town a year ago, much to our chagrin. Still, it's a nice marina and boatyard. We walked to a nearby restaurant for dinner, and were mindful of potential wildlife along the way. Tomorrow we will head into Savannah and explore the historic downtown.