1 LiveBloggin' the ICW: Ooooops!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


As you can see, we have a problem this morning. The tide is lower than usual, the bottom at the dock rises up sharply, and the bow of the boat is aground. (The stern is in deeper water). That photo was taken at dead low tide about an hour ago, and it'll be a couple of more hours before I go anyplace today.
On the bright side, I'll go through Lockwood's Folly and Shallote's Inlet (two notoriously shallow inlets) on a rising tide. Sometimes you just have to find the silver lining....oh, yes, it's 70° out at the moment. I presume that grinding sound is from the teeth of my friends further north?
Aduana and I are sitting at a local coffee shop here in Southport, just waiting for the tide to rise and we'll be on our way again.
Why is Lockwood's Folly called that? Many years ago, a Mr. Lockwood built a boat, but discovered when he tried to sail out, that his boat was too big to traverse the inlet. Thus, Lockwood's Folly.