St. Augustine to Palm Coast
T warm, sunny , light winds
21 November 2010 | Gulf Coast Marina
Sun. Nov. 21/'10 Dropped mooring M22 9:20 after 3 days at historic St. Augustine. Met and travelled with 'Tybee Time' and 'Klabara'; we saw 'Riverdance' at fuel dock as we were leaving for Palm Coast (M 803) , about 26 miles along ICW.
9:55 twin bridges @ Anistasia Island -- route 312.
13:10, T driving and got seriously aground on a shoal west of daymark"G81C" after successfully getting past reported bad shoaling areas near previous red marks on channel near Matanzas Inlet. 'Tybee Time' stopped and dinghied over and set our second anchor on a rope rode as a kedge; 'Klabara' waited as well; got some helpful wakes from power boats but no luck even with windlass. 'Delusions' gave us a tow off the shoal after about 3/4 hour of being stranded; by this time, tide was falling (bad situation). So, all well -- disappointment for Tow Boat US who were aware of our situation -- assume they had some other incidents in area in past few days.
15:05 arrived Palm Coast Marina. Few drinks (sorely needed) on 'Klabara' with 'T T'.