We left Jekyll Marina bumping along the bottom at low tide and wondering how many more low spots we would find. We motored a long day through the marshes and ended up on the north side of St. Catherine’s Inlet. When we looked at the route that night, we discovered that jumping out into the ocean might shorten the trip, miss several opening bridges and a number of low spots. So the next morning we rode the tide south to the Inlet and then sailed/motored up to the Port Royal sound. We came in the sound and motored north to Beaufort, S.C. in good time. It was a very relaxing day. We stayed an extra day in Beaufort and met some friends for dinner.