Miles cruised 42, fuel purchased 140 gallons, fuel purchased $235, slip fee $82, daily high temperature 68°f
The wind shifted from west to northeast so instead of blowing us off the dock it was blowing us back onto the dock. We had to exit our short dock space with little room fore or aft. No worries.
It was blowy heading up the ICW to Brunswick, Georgia. Farewell Florida. There were two spots where we were exposed to the Atlantic Ocean and it was very rolly. That was at St Andrew Sound and St Simons Sound at Jekyll Island. Along the ICW we passed a restricted area that is a US Navy submarine base. We stayed far away. There were several patrol boats on duty.
This is a structure designed to demagnetize submarines after they have been worked on.
Here are some of the patrol boats that guard the submarine base including the patrol boat “Black Power.”
The Brunswick Landing Marina is a great stop. They are inexpensive at $1.80 per foot. The fuel is the cheapest we have seen at $1.68 per gallon for diesel and they have free laundry and free beer in the boaters lounge 24/7. This place rocks. It is also where Craig and Day Olney keep their catamaran Toucan Deux when they are not cruising.
CL is the last boat on the west end.
There are a few Loopers here. One boat we recognize, Davali, a sailboat from Milwaukee that we saw at the Green Turtle Marina in Kentucky. There are also some brand new Loopers that started from Treasure Island, Florida two weeks ago and are heading to the Looper rendezvous in Norfolk, Virginia.
Our good friend Independence is here also. The 197 cruise boat that is headed to Charleston. Brunswick is her first stop after Fernandina Beach.
We had a great a meal at Pedro’s. It was outstanding. The top shelf margarita was even more outstandinger.
On Monday we will go out on the Atlantic Ocean to Savannah. It is a 100 mile cruise. The predicted wind shift to the SE will make for a flatter ride.
Bonus photo – John and Jan Halter on Mitzah were in Titusville near Cape Canaveral for the launch of the SpaceX rocket. The booster rocket landed successfully on a barge. The previous five launches had failed.
Carl (Chef) Wooden – quote of the day.
“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” – Robert Henri
Robert Henri (June 24, 1865 – July 12, 1929) was an American painter and teacher. He was a leading figure of the Ashcan School of American realism and an organizer of the group known as “The Eight,” a loose association of artists who protested the restrictive exhibition practices of the powerful, conservative National Academy of Design.