sailing away with R & B

20 May 2016 | Brunswick Landing Marina, Georgia
15 May 2016
15 May 2016 | Brunswick, Georgia
14 May 2016 | Cumberland Island, Georgia
13 May 2016
12 May 2016 | Fernandina Harbor, Florida
11 May 2016
11 May 2016 | Amelia River, Florida
05 May 2016
05 May 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida
02 May 2016 | Daytona Beach, Florida
28 April 2016
28 April 2016 | Titusville, Florida
27 April 2016
27 April 2016 | Dragon Point at Eau Gallie, Florida
26 April 2016 | Ft. Pierce, Florida
25 April 2016 | Stuart, Florida
21 April 2016 | Stuart, Florida
05 April 2016 | Stuart, Florida
01 April 2016 | North Lake Worth, Florida

Settling In

20 May 2016 | Brunswick Landing Marina, Georgia
Beverly/sunny and warm
We have been at this marina before, which is why we're back. One thing that's new here is cocktail time, with free wine and beer in the clubhouse on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (actually free beer on tap daily). Marina residents bring appetizers/snacks and we have enjoyed these evenings. Another thing that's new is free bike use, which makes trips to the little market, the liquor store, or any other place we need to go a lot easier. Laundry is also free, with really nice machines, so all our clothes and bedding are now clean. Yay! Ralph's job while I did laundry was cleaning the dinghy (not fun, but needed).

Navy Guys

15 May 2016
From our anchorage at Cumberland we could see the Navy submarine base. Leaving Cumberland Island to go north on the ICW meant we had to pass right by the base. When we were close, we got a call over the VHS radio asking us to move over to the edge of the channel to allow room for these 2 ships on maneuvers to pass us. No problem since the waterway is wide and deep to the edges. It was still a little intimidating to be on the helm as they passed! (Picture by Ralph)

Playing the Tides

15 May 2016 | Brunswick, Georgia
Beverly/sunny and warm
Today's trip to Brunswick had to be carefully planned in order to transit Jekyll Creek at high tide. (At low tide we would run aground in this area.) Our timing was excellent and we arrived at the perfect time! Even at high tide, some of the ICW here is narrow, so we really had to pay attention, but we have done this stretch before and knew what to expect. Most of the way we skirt the western edge of Cumberland Island, then we cross another inlet, then the western edge of Jekyll Island, and finally we turn off the ICW into the Brunswick River to get to Brunswick Landing Marina. We arrived after the office was closed, but had made prior arrangements with the marina so we are tied up near the office for the night. Tomorrow morning we will check in and move to our slip, where we plan to stay for a month or so.

Florida to Georgia

14 May 2016 | Cumberland Island, Georgia
Beverly/sunny and warm
Today was another short 2 hour (7.4 nm) day. In case you're paying attention to such things and wonder why our average speed was only 3.7 knots, there was current against us as we crossed the St. Mary's inlet just north of Fernandina. Other than that the trip was uneventful, with only a few other boats out. We are anchored at Cumberland Island, just north of the park dock and will move on tomorrow.

13 May 2016
Time to change Waterway Guides!

Amelia Island to Fernandina Harbor

12 May 2016 | Fernandina Harbor, Florida
Beverly/sunny and warm
Today was a short trip, just 2 hours (10.6 nm) to Fernandina, the northernmost town in Florida on the ICW. We enjoyed the dolphins and beautiful scenery along the way and are on a mooring ball in the harbor. We'll be here a couple of days due to weather.
Vessel Name: Fugue
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 36
Hailing Port: Kemah, TX
Crew: Ralph and Beverly Brogdon
About: We sold our house and everything in it, retired from our jobs, and are sailing away to new adventures.
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