Jekyll Island, GA
08 May 2007
It was only a 6 1/2 hour trip on Sunday from Fernandina Beach in Florida to Jekyll Island in Georgia. (Crossing state lines makes me feel more like I am getting somewhere.) The trip was easy until the last hour when the wind piped up to 30 knots just as we were reaching Jekyll Sound and the waters got rough very quickly. But we were almost there so it was OK!
We had reserved space at the marina so we could spend time playing at my favorite place. Tobias and Auriga are docked right next to each other and our friends Jim and Betsy on Smiles and Bobby and Francie on Barefootin are here also. So of course we have to party together.
We got settled in, had some lunch at the Sea Jay Cafe and next thing we knew it was time for cocktails aboard Smiles. The owner of the 75' classic boat, Drifter, built in 1939 invited all of us for a tour of his beautiful yacht. We got to see the master cabin, the engines room, crew quarters, main salon and then we lounged on the sundeck pretending to be the "rich and famous"! Drifter is a lovely vessel and we really appreciated the generosity of the owner.
On Monday we took care of chores like washing the boat, going to the grocery (the marina loaned us a van to drive!) and doing laundry. Tanya and I took a walk to the beach through the lovely tropical forest.
This marina is my favorite. Right up the dock is Sea Jays Cafe which also houses the laundry and showers. There is a swimming pool, about 5 barbeques and lots of picnic tables under the massive oak trees. So we had to have a party there.
We all brought meat to grill and food to share and even the bugs cooperated by staying home. It was a wonderful party.
Today I have more laundry to do and we want to ride the bikes which the marina offers to guests and go over to the historical section again. We were there last year and it was wonderful - must go again.