Perpetual cruise upstream
20 January 2012 | Marineland, Florida
Sunny, 70, wind from south
St. Augustine was fun. It had a little something for everyone. We had two days of sightseeing, eating out and other distractions. A train ride for the youngest, mini-golf for the next youngest, shopping for the girls and Irish bars with live music for the boys. We all enjoyed seeing the fort 400+ years old and walking down the cobblestone streets. Dan and I celebrated our 19th anniversary.
After two days exploring, we headed back on our journey south. We totally mis planned for the currents. We were heading up a river...and at the point that it meets the NEXT river further south, the tides had flipped and we were still going against the current. We've been going against the current for hours! I'm perplexed because when a river meets the Atlantic on both ends...how can it be called a river?
After going 'upstream' forever, with minimal power in our batteries, we decided to drop the anchor and 'charge up'. We practiced fishing and I landed a 10" minnow of some river variety. A little later, things shifted around slightly and we were be able to make forward headway. By 6, after the sun had set, we pulled into a small marina half way between St. Augustine and Daytona beach. We are counting on happy currents all day tomorrow! If I could just get over our average cruising depth of 10 feet -- all would be well.