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05 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
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Back in Jax Again - 09/01/19

01 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
Woke up early on this first day of September. Showered and dressed and headed to the hotel breakfast room around 7:30. Then packed up our bags and began our drive south to Jacksonville. We decided to buy some groceries in case the local ones were lacking in fruits and veggies. We bought a bag of ice, which melted some but lasted the whole day. The hiways were pretty clear of traffic heading south. Or, maybe it was Sunday and everyone was at church. Mostly all the cars were driving a lot faster than the speed limit. We did have to slow down at least once for a stretch of construction. Mark selected Waffle House for lunch. It was not my favorite. Food was okay, just not a lot, if any, vegetables offered. We snacked along the way. That helped to keep us awake. We stopped a few times to stretch our legs, including the Georgia Welcome Center. It was after 5 pm and I didn't think they would be open, but it was. They had some interesting art work, including Forest Gump sitting on a bench. I joined him as Mark took my picture. Mark drove for most of the day. I gave Mark a break, driving for an hour or so. At least a few times, there was quite the downpour. This would not have been related to Hurricane Dorian. We arrived at the Dames Point Bridge, where we could see our house across Mill Cove, just as a huge downpour hit us. Mark slowed right down and thankfully, it didn't last very long. Decided to stop at our house to check that all the doors and windows were closed and locked. Once we were done, we headed over to Robert & Chris' condo. Watching the Weather Channel and found out that this residence and our house are in Zone A, which has a mandatory evacuation at 8 am tomorrow. We are not sure what we will do. Dorian is already a Category 5 storm with wind strength at 185 mph. The storm is not moving very fast, so it will take another three days to reach the Jacksonville area. If this hurricane turns north soon, it will stay off the Florida coast, but the outer bands would still reach land. The beaches will be hit badly too. We need to push this hurricane further offshore to keep it from hitting any of the states, including Florida. Thanks for all the emails and messages. Stay safe everyone!
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Nov 2017 trip south from Jacksonville
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Created 23 August 2018
Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 15 May 2015
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Created 7 April 2015
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015