I really thought that after our long the sail up from the USVI that I would want the calmness that ICW offers, I am thinking I was wrong. Instead of sailing in open water - we are motoring through brown murkie water. Instead of nothing around us to hit for miles we are in a constant look out for all types of things to hit - other boats - oh and lets not forget about LAND. It is also shallow. With the hard grounding we had in the Bahamas still fresh in our heads we are a little up tight when we are in only about 5' of water. BUT on a positive side we are still having a blast!!
After we left New Smyrna Beach (Bye Bye Mom & Dad!!) we headed to St.Augustine Florida. What a fantastic lil old town!! We meet up with a old friend did some shopping and had some lunch.
We left St.Augustine on Saturday June, 04 2011. we are now in Jekyll Harbor, Georgia. This is my first time in GA. Dave has fond memories (o.k. just memories) of being here 25 years ago when he was just starting out his career with Uncle Sam. He did his training here for 3 months. Funny the place it all started for him - his career that gave him a a nice retirement is the place where we sit today - the biggest decision of the afternoon is if we are going to go in the hot tub or the pool in the marina..Who would have know Dave would come back here 25 years later on his catamaran that he just sailed up from the Caribbean - I thank you Uncle Sam!!
We will be here for a couple of days. We are looking at weather. We both feel we might want to sail on the outside for a few miles! Maybe even get a good over night sail in.
Here are somethings that Dave did while on land!! Hehehe
Dave up on the roof!
|Dave looks more comfortable up on the mast!! |