Back in the USA
11 April 2013 | Fernandina Beach
Well we made it. Sailed all day Monday, Monday night, and Tuesday then anchored just north of St Augustine. The overnight sail is not something we would want to do on a regular basis. We covered a lot of distance but it is very exhausting. We wanted to do it to test ourselves but it takes a lot out of you. When the wind dies and the boat starts rocking back and forth it is very difficult to rest let alone sleep. The next day we motored up the ICW to Fernandina Beach where we checked into the town marina, fueled up (only 35 gallons from Green Turtle Bahamas) and took a dock for the night. We called US Customs 1-800 number to check in and they gave us 24 hours to report to the local customs office for a face to face meeting. Thursday we took a short walk to the customs office and he stamped our passports with no problems whatsoever. Fernandina Beach is a lovely town that we enjoyed on the way down. We will spend an extra night here then it will be time to head north for the long trip home. It is realy nice to be back in the land of plenty. Went to a Mexican restaurant for fajitas and a giant Margarita, go figure. Martha says tonight she just wants some good old US bar food so we will lock for a happy hour and chicken wings no doubt.