We had a meeting on Sat morning, and got to the boat around 11am, Just the Admiral and I and our 2 foot tall pirate Jack (3mos)..
I was anxious to get going, and we set off into 10-15kt winds on a broad reach up the Stono Inlet.. there were alot of people on the beach on the back side of Kiawah, so I took the opportunity to hotdog up and down the bay heeled way over.. then we went up Bass Creek about 5 miles to anchor for the night, but after a quick nap with Jack around 4, decided to head up the river under a full moon, in case the wind picked up to 15-20k on the nose that was forecast for Sun morning..We anchored uneventfully and had dinner (I even managed to anchor facing into the next tide shift at 3 am, learned that from last time
The next morning, the wind was perfect for a run out of the river, we went out on a close reach and Jack was smiling and batting at his toys as the boat was heeled over 10-15degrees.. I was cruising around the inlet about 11am and Kasey said she would go down and have a nap with Jack, and after a few mins I looked down and saw them both asleep, so I did what anyone would do - went bounding out into the ocean, crashing through 2-4 footers with not even a peep from down below ! (by the time they woke up we were back in the river)
So we stopped at the beach to swim and have lunch, and managed to get grounded for 4 hours while leaving and ended waiting for the tide to come back,(pretty impressive with a 2' draft !) I did every thing I could think of to get her free ( including tying anchors to halyards and rodes to winches, to no avail) , but ended up sitting below and having a beer and a nap and waiting..
I think that Mr. Jack sleeps more soundly when the boat is rocking and he can hear the water whooshing by !! By the time we got home, Kasey was already talking about our next trip !!!