Rhode Island to Florida - Day 13 (con't)
We arrived in St. Augustine at 1645 hours... passed under the Bridge of Lions at 1700 hours... made the decision to continue on to Palm Coast. We would stop at our friends Barbara and Barry Kipnis's house. We arrived at 1930 hours and rafted to their boat behind their house.
Palm Coast, FL (N29°36.265', W081°12.707') being our final destination for the day... we traveled for 36-1/2 hours covering 250 nautical miles.
Posted at 10:36 PM
Rhode Island to Florida - Day 13
After cruising all night through rain and fog we arrived at Fernandina Beach (N30°43.087' W080°24.085') a little ahead of schedule at 0800 hours. We entered the inlet and back into the ICW to continue south.
As we were passing Fernandina Harbour Marina we noticed the 60’ Grand Banks our friend Mike Effort was delivering to Florida was at the dock. We stopped to say "Hi" and also allow Susan to walk Beecha... 30 minutes later we were back on our way south.
It's great to finally be back in Florida... it could be warmer and sunny but still a good feeling.
After moving pretty much non-stop for over 24 hours today's final destination will probably be St. Augustine... a short day to have a relaxing evening.
Since leaving Charleston yesterday morning we have traveled 190 nautical miles in roughly 28 hours... since leaving Rhode Island we have traveled 967 nautical miles.
Posted at 10:47 AM
Rhode Island to Florida - Day 12
Posting a quick update in case we lose internet... we just arrived at Port Royal Sound Inlet and made the decision to leave the ICW and head out to sea... Atlantic route covering 105 nautical miles from Port Royal Sound to Fernandina Beach, FL... it's approximately 1700 hours and we should reach Fernandina, Beach by 0830 hours... running all night Mark and I will do 3 hour shifts at the helm.
Posted at 4:59 PM