Waccamaw River to Myrtle Beach

Today we started a bit late (I had to bicycle to the UPS store to overnight some legal documents for signature) and then we headed upstream toward Myrtle Beach. The ICW followed the Waccamaw (not “Whack A Mole”) River for most of our track today. Most of the trip was through backcountry, with small streams entering the Waccamaw every mile or so. We even saw an airboat company taking guests along the river and then out into smaller streams.

We then entered the south side of Myrtle Beach, with many new homes under construction and many beautiful waterfront mansions.

Barefoot Marina, our “on the fuel dock” home for the night, is just across the ICW from two restaurant venues including Lulu’s, owned by Jimmy Buffett’s sister. We are enjoying Bonnie Raitt tunes from across the water!

First thing tomorrow morning we enter the “Rock Pile” which a local captain described to me as the most treacherous five miles of the ICW. We are apprehensive!