Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nov 7 update

Sunday, 07 November, 2010
It's 5:15 pm and we are sitting at a beautiful anchorage up Brickhill River, adjacent to Cumberland Island, Georgia.  We had a long but good day, travelling 65 miles from our anchorage in Wahoo Creek last night.  We left Hinckley at 8:20 yesterday (Saturday) morning after our repairs, mile marker 582.3 and had a good run.  We anchored at 3:10 pm in Wahoo River-- mile marker 630 and about 2 miles upriver.
This morning, we set out at first light -- 7 am-- after the time change last night and had clear conditions.  Once again, it was a chilly morning but we turned the heater on and the cabin was comfy during our breakfast.  Luckily, Scott remembered the time change or we'd have gotten up at 5 am!!
We passed by many beautiful marshes today and had a good, high tide for most of our run.  Around Brunswick, Ga. things got a little dicey as the St. Simons Sound was full of sailboats in a regatta and the channels weren't very well marked.  Scott navigated beautifully through all the confusion and then we entered a very narrow channel, rimmed with a rock jetty on one side, to continue our journey on the ICW.  We stopped at Jekyll Harbour Marina to refuel and then continued on to our anchorage for the night.
We are excited that tomorrow we will need to pull new charts, new cruising guides and a new Waterway Guide because we will be entering Florida on the ICW.

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