Maine is beckoning, so we are making continuous progress to the northeast. The weather has been perfect, the ICW is curvy and shallow in spots, and the tidal currents are a pain. Dealing with the currents reminds me of bicycle riding: you notice the uphill runs more than the downhills.
Since last report in Fernadina Beach FL, we've made these daily journeys:
- Last Friday we bought 100 gallons of diesel at the Florida Petroleum dock ($2.89/gal, ICW mile 716), crossed into GA, and made an easy run up the inside of Cumberland Island to anchor off of the Plum Orchard estate (mile ~ 700). We had a nice time walking the estate grounds then crossing the island to the Atlantic beach.
- On Saturday we made a long run up to the Duplin River anchorage (mile 649), where we could walk around the southern end of Sapelo Island.
- On Sunday we meandered the GA ICW to end up at remote Queen Bess Creek, off of Bear Island (mile 606). It was tricky to land Riggs for his business there but we made do (actually he did).
- Yesterday we complete the GA section, crossed the Savannah River into SC, and anchored in the New River (mile 570), off of Dafuskie Landing. We had a nice supper at Marshside Mama's cafe, which is as casual a restaurant as you'll ever find.
- Today we ended up anchored off of beautiful Beaufort SC (mile 536). The great weather is still here and we enjoyed walking the town, and picked up some groceries.
Tomorrow should get us close to Charleston SC. Stay tuned.