RI to FL - Day 30
Kilkenny Creek, GA to Jekyll Island, GA
We departed Kilkenny Creek just before sunrise and headed out to the ICW. The boatss that we had passed anchored in the creek were still there and no signs of life on them yet… guess they were sleeping in.
Was an ordinary day of cruising… nothing out of the ordinary occurred… a few boats passed us… all were delivery captains taking boats south… they are not very courteous and all but one of them waked the crap out of us… no hails on the VHF to let us know they were passing… but that’s what you come to expect from these guys.
We had extreme currents both against and with us all day… it seemd like we were either going 4 – 5 knots or 8 – 9 knots… Only place we experienced any shallow water was the Little Mud River… saw less than 6 feet several times as we passed through it and we were not at low tide… can’t imagine making it through at low tide. In fact we did hear a few sailboats conversing on the VHF about grounding out in the river. We transited Jekyll Creek at about 2 hours after low tide and had no problems…. 7 foot was the lowest I observed.
We arrived to our destination for the night at Jekyll Island and docked at a public dock just south of the Jekyll Island Marina at about 1640. Our location: N31°02.545’, W081°25.387.
We traveled today for 10 hours and 15 minutes covering 63.54 nautical miles averaging 6.10 knots.