Hilton Head Island (7/12 thru 7/15)

Sunday morning’s cruise was slow and steady for the 1/2 day journey out of Savannah GA, across the river into South Carolina. We motored up the Atlantic ICW past Tybee Island, then past Daufuskie Island, around the south end of Hilton Head’s famous Harbour Town (Sea Pines Resort), then up to Safe Harbor Skull CreekContinue reading “Hilton Head Island (7/12 thru 7/15)”

Brunswick Landing Marina (July 10th) \ Cruising outside (July 11th) \ Savannah (July 11-12)

We made the very short trip from Jekyll Island to Brunswick on a sunny Friday morning to get ‘inexpensive $2/gal diesel’ and prep for an early morning ‘open water’ trip to Savannah. Brunswick is a pretty neat coastal town that has retained it’s historical downtown storefronts. We ventured downtown to see the sites and grabContinue reading “Brunswick Landing Marina (July 10th) \ Cruising outside (July 11th) \ Savannah (July 11-12)”

Jekyll Island (July 7th thru July 10th)

This is one of Larry’s favorite stops so far. Lots to see and do on this lovely island. Rich with history and amenities. The marina is located near the center of the island and very close to all the major shops with historic downtown a short bike ride away. With complementary bicycles and a coupleContinue reading “Jekyll Island (July 7th thru July 10th)”

Fernandina Beach (July 6th) coming and going

The marina at Fernandina Beach is near the historic downtown area and between a couple of large industrial plants (paper mills) and a huge ship repair facility. We walked around downtown, but it was raining, and by the time we arrived after our storm experience to get here, it was close to 5PM and manyContinue reading “Fernandina Beach (July 6th) coming and going”

St Augustine, the oldest City in the US (July 3rd – 5th)

In 1513, Juan Ponce de León, in search of the ‘Fountain of Youth & Gold’, landed on the shores of a new land which he named ‘Florida’ and claimed for Spain. About 50 years later in 1565 Spain founded the first city (St. Augustine). This beautiful coastal town has a rich heritage and is wellContinue reading “St Augustine, the oldest City in the US (July 3rd – 5th)”

Speeding by Daytona Beach and the Speedway

We left New Smyrna mid morning and made our first stop to fill up with diesel fuel at Daytona Marina and Boat works — 268 gallons (@$2.48/gal, that’s a $663 fuel up)! The weather was beautiful with light wind, lots of dolphins, people fishing or pulling kids on tubes with their boats in Halifax river.Continue reading “Speeding by Daytona Beach and the Speedway”