Jekyll Creek to Fernandina Beach - 2017
Jekyll Creek to Fernandina Beach FL
|This is the fog we woke up to on the Brunswick River. The |
visibility was about 100 feet. We had to wait until
it lifted to proceed down the ICW.
|These large birds were sitting on the fender boards for the |
Jekyll island Fixed Bridge when we came through.
Both cormorants and pelicans seem
to tolerate each other.
|There are two large industrial plants in Fernandina Beach. |
I think this one is a pulp mill, the other
one is a paper mill.
|Lizzie takes full advantage of the morning sun |
as she naps in the cockpit.
|This twin-masted sailboat was sunk during Hurricane Matthew. |
It's been underwater for at least 3 months. There is a
single-masted sailboat sunk nearby. I wonder,
who is responsible for cleaning
up sunken sailboats?
We had a great lunch at Brett's Waterway Cafe, next door to the marina. With our clean bodies and full bellies we felt very civilized. It is amazing what a nice hot shower, a good meal, and warm sunshine can do for your disposition.
|This is another hurricane-damaged sailboat across |
the sand bar from our anchorage near
the mouth of St, Mary's River.
We took a taxi to get our mail the post office was about 5 miles away. There are 2 post offices in this small town and, of course, our mail was at the furtherest one away from the harbor.
|We moved from our anchorage to a mooring ball because a |
lady living on a nearby boat thought that we would be too
close to her once the wind shifts to the north. We
weren't too close but we moved to
accommodate her anyway.
|A hurricane-damaged sailboat with its tattered headsail |
sits lifelessly over the sandbar from our
anchorage as the sun goes down.
We decided to stay another day (Friday) in Fernandina Beach.
|We took the Island Hopper Shuttle Bus to get groceries |
at the local Publix grocery store.
|We walked around the historic district of Fernandina Beach, |
this is an interesting clock tower on Center Street.
|This was simply a colorful and interesting sign on |
North Second Street in Fernandina Beach.
|We stopped in a coffee shop in the afternoon. I |
captured these lights and shadows
in the coffee shop.
|As we were motoring back to our boat in our dinghy, we spotted|
this pelican perched on the port cockpit coaming
of a small sailboat in the harbor.
|A cormorant sits on a nearby mooring ball as the sun |
goes down. The wildlife is a big
part of this trip for us.
Tomorrow morning, we leave, heading south on the ICW toward St. Augustine--we should be there on February 5 for the Super Bowl. Stay tuned for our continuing adventure...
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