St. Augustine and “Nights of Lights”

We had looked forward to this visit because of St. Augustine’s reputation as a fine stop along the ICW.  In the end, as a destination it has both highs and lows.

Day 52 – 55, December 5 – 8

Our visit to St. Augustine started with a big happy knock on the hull.  We were just settling into our slip at the Municipal Marina and thinking about how to spend our time when we had that unmistakable knock-knock-knock.  Who’s there? Total strangers!  It’s that Facebook thing again…  Tim and Diane off the Kadey Krogen Acadia had come to visit, bearing gifts no less.  SPAM! and Key Lime Pie!!!  How on earth did they know?? Continue reading St. Augustine and “Nights of Lights”

Finally Florida

After 1200 miles and 50 days, we are finally in Florida…and we finally run aground.

Day 51 – 52, December 4 – 5

Our stop in Amelia Island – our first in Florida – was one of convenience.  We would have loved to stay and visit in Fernandina but with the Fernandina Harbor Marina closed that wasn’t an option.  Thus we limited our visit to one night at the less-than-exciting Amelia Island Marina and pressed south into Florida. Continue reading Finally Florida

A Private Lock and Running Offshore

Windmill Harbor on Hilton Head Island offered us a delightful and secure overnight stop before skipping the Georgia ICW entirely by running “outside” to Amelia Island.

Day 49 – 50, December 2 – 3

After delaying our early Sunday morning departure from BEW-fərt, South Carolina because of thunder, lightning, downpours and threatened tornadoes, we were chomping at the bit to get under way.  At 11:00 am, with gray skies and rain still splattering around us, we cast off from the Downtown Marina of BEW-fərt.  We didn’t know where we were going, but that’s normal for us.  We don’t plan, remember? Continue reading A Private Lock and Running Offshore

BEW-fərt not BOW-fərt

Our daily runs seem to be from contrast-to-contrast, as this one was from remote and quiet, cool and clear off-season Edisto Beach to the lively, Christmassy, touristy — and wet-rainy — town of BEW-fərt.South Carolina. Not to be confused with BOW-fərt, North Carolina.

Day 47 – 49, November 30 – December 2
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A crisp fall sunrise on Big Bay Creek, Edisto Beach, SC.

Edisto presented us with yet another lovely morning, a clear and crisp fall day with no wind.  The sunrise was breathtaking: such a treat to be up early to enjoy it. Continue reading BEW-fərt not BOW-fərt