Cumberland Island to St Augustine Fla
03 November 2009 | St Augustine, Fla
We left Brunswick Saturday a.m. as planned. It takes about two hours to get thru the river past St Simon & Jekyll to the Atlantic. Met two freighters and a big shrimp boat getting out. Arrived at Cumberland Island inlet about 3:00PM. Just as we were making our turn leaving the Atlantic a submarine started appearing with three military police escorts zooming around in the water. We were stunned; but decided to give them water.
Cumerbland Island is a National Seashore Park. You can only arrive by boat. There is a 45 minute people ferry from St Marys GA for campers or just day trippers. Sand dunes and forest with wild horses. Stayed here two nights with Navy boats guarding us. Upon leaving to go back to the Atlantic we followed another sub out the inlet which is several miles long.
At Jacksonville, FL we went inside to the Intercoastal Waterway and will motor this south for a few days as the Atlantic waves are building this week.