Monday, November 21, 2011

Jekyll Island and Home for Turkey Nov. 21, 2011 Mile Marker 684

St. Simon Light from the village
It's hard not to tell you the last few days have been glorious again, temps in the 79-80 degree range. We laid over for two days on St. Simon Island where we biked into town to see the light house and have lunch. (A ten mile ride is Rick's way of unwinding, I guess.) But when we left on Tuesday at noon, we moved out into the inlet to photograph the lighthouse on the other side. The ocean was like glass- perhaps we should have gone on the outside to another stop !? 

Our late departure was calculated as this is a really shallow section of the ICW, and it was one of those days we had to travel at midtide tide to traverse the ten mile stretch and still make it under a highway bridge. We circled the opening of Jekyll Creek until 1:15 PM and when we entered the creek, we never had less than 8-9 feet of water- a perfect job, Captain! Four other boats followed our water tracks and had a good passage as well. We are tied up at the face dock at Jekyll Harbour Marina for the week. I understand we are going to a low country shrimp boil tonight, come as you are!

Yesterday we made a last minute decision to rent a car and drive to Micah and Leslie's for turkey. We would have had a rough week's layover for a pair of storms here, so . . . gobble, gobble it is.

Happy Thanksgiving, 'yall. Next stop, DC, then on to Fernandina Beach, Florida!
St. Simon Light from the inlet.