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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
FL to CT Day 12
Kilkenny, GA to Savannah, GA
We pulled anchor and were back underway this morning at sunrise... 0730. Had a quiet and DARK evening on the hook. Very dark and the stars were out and filling the sky... it was beautiful!

Had twio sailboats in the achorage area with us overnight and they both left just before we did... we passed one of them but never did catch the other sailboat. We had the same Mainship "WildFlower" pass us and again wake us.... some boaters just do not get the idea of being courteous.

It was a short day planned only going to Isle of Hope Marina. Two years ago, we won a gift certificate for a free nights stay at the last MTOA Rendezvous we attended in Fort Pierce, FL. Have tried to use it several times and have never been able to get a slip... "Marina Full" every time we called. I think leaving early this year gave us the edge and we were able to get a slip.

Along with the free night we won a gift certificate for dinner at the Driftaway Cafe... so we will use the marina loaner car and have dinner there tonight.

We arrived to Isle of Hope Marina and were securely docked at 1045... N31°58.836', W081°03.350'. We traveled today for 3 hours and 15 minutes covering 21.2 nautical miles averaging 6.5 knots.

After we checked in at the marina office we took a short walk around the area... huge live oak trees with Spanish moss form a canopy over the road... it's just beautiful! Susan and Lily in the photo ahead of me.
Posted at 12:23 PM
Monday, 27 March 2017
FL to CT Day 11
Brunswick, GA to Kilkenny, GA
Enjoyed our stay at Brunswick Landing Marina... they have a superb boaters lounge... FREE beer on tap... Even the washer and dryers are FREE... never saw that at any marina before. So we did enjoy a couple of FREE beers.

We left the marina at 0730 and headed back to ICW... had one boat from the marina pass us that left just after we did... not a very courteous boater... he waked us passing the day before and did the same thing today.

Mid morning the American Cruise Lines ship INDEPENDENCE passed us heading north... we saw them later anchored in the Duplin River just off the docks for the University of Georgia Marine Institute... guess they have a tour as part of the cruise...

Was a fairly windy day and mostly cloudy all day... very little boat traffic other than the INDEPENDENCE.

We arrived to our destination for the night... Kilkennny Creek and were securely anchored at 1645... N31°46.668', W081°10.887'. We traveled today for 9 hours and 15 minutes covering 62.2 nautical miles averaging 6.7 knots.
Posted at 4:10 PM
Sunday, 26 March 2017
FL to CT Day 10
Jekyll Island, GA to Brunswick, GA
Had a little late night boat traffic I was no expecting... INDEPENDENCE American Cruise Lines passed by around 2230... it's spotlight hit us momentarily and lit the inside of the boat up like it was daylight.

Very short day today going to Brunswick Landing Marina for fuel... left at 0730 with a nice high tide that made Jekyll Creek a joy... normally, we transit it at a low tide and barely scrape through... was very nice this morning with 12' plus depths.

We turned off the ICW and headed up toward Brunswick and passed under the Sidney Lanier suspension bridge... very impressive sight.

Turning into the canal that heads up to the marina we discovered where the INDEPENDENCE had cruised to last night. It was tied up just south of the marina... passengers getting off and loading onto a bus... for a tour of town I suppose. Very neat sailing vessel tied up behind it.

We arrived to our the Brunswick Landing Fuel dock at 0900 and fed SAILS... she was very hungry taking on almost 1100 gallons of diesel. She really lists as you fuel up one tank at time... 540 gallons in the port tank and we must of been listing 10-15 degrees.

At 1030 fueling was complete and we moved to the next dock and tied up to the T-Head. Our location for the night N31°06.749', W081°30.194'. We traveled today for 11 hours and 30 minutes covering 80.4 nautical miles averaging 7.0 knots.
Posted at 10:11 AM
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