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Day 29, Monday, November 28, 2011

28 Nov 2011 10:01 AM | Jo Rys

MM 564 Harbor town Yacht Basin

Harbor town Yacht Center has a 90 foot light house Harmony at Hilton Head painted red and white stripes.  The light house, at MM 564, marks the waterway’s southern junction with the Calibogue Sound (pronounced KAL-Uh-Bogee).  It is a new light house built in 1970 but in notable as the first privately built light house since the 1800’s.  It is located at the marina at the tip of Hilton Head Island and is open to the public. We spent Sunday and Monday nights there to wait for a bad weather window to pass thru.

The tide difference is amazing--about 7 or 8 feet.  Last night the ramps from shore (floating docks) to the docks were on a vertical, when we woke up they were flat.  There are high cement walls when the tide is low and we are level with the world when it is high; amazing the difference in the tides in this area.  The marina is built in a circle and the docks come out in the middle like spokes of a wheel.  There are some big boats in this marina. John calls them babs? The area has all the Christmas decorations up and it is lovely after dark. 

It rained on and off with the sun peeking out every now and then all day.  At dusk the wind blew, the rains came and it rained all night long, we were snug as bugs in our little Vbirth.


  • 02 Dec 2011 10:08 AM | Mary Bowie
    Yeah, about the tides--there's a saying in Maine that "it's always low tide when you've gotta lug!" Meaning, of course, that when you have to haul something to or from the boat, the ramps are always at their steepest (a corollary of Murphy's Law....)
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