South at last!

Trip Start Dec 13, 2006
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Unfortunately, we were unable to get away for yet another week after our computer failed.  However, a new computer later and we were ready to roll--sail, that is.

In the meantime, Brooke came to visit us for Thanksgiving--a real treat.  She arrived Monday but had to leave at the crack of dawn on Friday.  Short visit but fun.  We managed to take in a few of the sites in Brunswick including the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island.  The center has a great display describing the lives of the many different sea turtles.  They also have an area that rehabilitates injured turtles.  All very well done.  

One day we took Brooke to Savannah.  On a lark we went by Paula Deen's restaurant, Lady & Sons.  To our surprise, there wasn't the usual long line waiting to get in.  So we had lunch there; then met Paula and her sons who were signing books.  Below you'll see our picture with her.
  
Brooke's visit was topped by the cruisers' Thanksgiving Day potluck attended by some 75 cruisers in the Brunswick Landing Marina.  There were many interesting dishes  as well as the old standbys to fill up our plates.  

After Brooke left, Mike and I finished our provisioning and had dinner at a St. Simons Island restaurant, the Blackwater Grill.  It was very cute and cozy with delicious food.

Sunday morning with everything working  we headed off to begin our journey south.  Of course, there was no wind so we motored to Fernandina Beach where we spent the night; then moved on to St. Augustine the next day.  

Our sail guy, Dave, who is putting together our new stack-pack sail system, came over Tuesday morning for final measurements.  We are now awaiting the cover which is due next Monday.  Our location here, north of the Bridge of Lions, is picturesque with all the Christmas lights lining the water's edge.  However, a predicted storm for the area is keeping us on the boat for the next few days.  At least right now, it is much warmer than Brunswick and therefore more pleasant.

 


 
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