Florida, at last!
25 November 2012 | St. Augustine, FL
cool, but sunny!
Thanksgiving in Charleston was a gorgeous sunny day. After skype-ing the kids and grandkids, we walked into the historic district and enjoyed a delicious dinner at "Cypress" in the French quarter. Friday we met up with a dear friend, Cynthia, who used to sing in our choir in Hertford and now lives in Charleston, for a 2 1/2-hour breakfast! After breakfast we spent the day provisioning and preparing for our next offshore leg. We left Charleston on the ebb tide at 0830 Saturday, with a gentle breeze and plenty of sunshine. By night fall the winds picked up and we had 15-20 knots most of the night. With a clear sky and 3/4 moon, we had lots of light reflected on the water. Coming into the St. Augustine channel this morning was a bit of a challenge because it is not well charted. The shoaling can be very unpredictable, so the markers are moved around. But we made it and by noon were docked in St. Augustine. The weather for the week ahead looks good, so we plan to stay two nights and then continue down the ICW on Tuesday.