Wind, waves and tide
22 April 2013 | Darien, Georgia
Sunday, April 21st - We left Jekyll Island at 8:45 am to take advantage of mid- tide to travel through the narrow and shallow channel behind Jekyll Island. It is quite cool and windy and it only got windier as the day went on. In the afternoon, against wind, waves and tide we could only make about 3 knots so we began looking for a place to hide for the night. As this is all marsh as far as you can see, there is nothing to stop the north-east winds off the Atlantic. Active Captain had good reviews for Darien, so we headed up the Darien River, this time with the tidal current and wind at over 7 knots to the town do Darien and their 'free dock' with power and water! We tied up with Gemini Dream, (Matt & Colleen), Loopers from New Jersey. There is also a C-Dory from Florida here - they are on day 5 of the Loop...we are on day 311! We joined Matt and Colleen for dinner at Skipper's, an awesome seafood restaurant! There is a very large shrimp boat and fishing fleet here so the shrimp and fish are as fresh as you can get!
The forecast for heavy winds and rain continues, so we'll stay a second day and head out Tuesday morning.