Leaving Florida – First Guest, First Fairways, First Anchorage & Krispy Kremes

After spending 4 days in Jacksonville visiting friends and sharing the boat with more friends it was time to get the Party Started out of Florida. My best friend from high school decided to take a chance and come with us. She really didn’t know what to expect because her boating has been limited and has never taken the Intracoastal. She was amazed at how flat and marshy the trip is through Georgia.   She is thoroughly enjoying herself and doesn’t miss anything along the way.

Typically, when doing deliveries we would by-pass Georgia because it is long and tends to have some shoaling issues. But, since the ocean was not a good alternative we felt that with our shallow draft we would not have a problem. We had no issues and even cutting across big bodies of water the ride was pretty smooth. I didn’t mind it at all and there was no stress going along at 10 mph.

Golfing on the LoopWe went straight to Jekyll Island because one of our “must dos” is to play golf along the way. My friend brought her clubs and we played one of the courses there.   We are so glad that we did.   We hadn’t played in forever, but it didn’t matter and we were pretty happy with our round.

One of the more fun things that we did was rent this little Red Bug car for transportation.   We piled up the dogs in the Red Bug and went to dinner along the ocean. Check out this big rising moon over the ocean.   One of those special moments to remember.   The entertainer was even Moon on Jekyll Islandsinging “Bad Moon Rising”.

After 2 nights we decided to expose my friend into what “being on hook” is all about. Capt. Steve found this off channel place from Active Captain on the Wahoo River.  We had a new anchor, a Mantus, and easily set it in the mud with no issues. We lowered the dinghy, put life vests on the dogs and tooled around for a place for them to go. That was a challenge because the shore was mostly made of the famous Georgia clay.   We got ashore, but I forgot to take their life jackets off so it was pretty much a failure.   We did manage to improve the process in the morning at high tide.   They both decided to “hold it” all night!

We enjoyed having dinner while anchored in the middle of nowhere and having no bugs!   In the morning Capt Steve got his new toy out – the drone.   He made a short video so that you can see what was around us.

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The following day we stayed in Thunderbolt, GA at a marina that advertised free Krispy Kremes delivered to the boat in the morning. This stop was the Captain’s choice, of course, and he wasn’t disappointed. Captain Krispy Kremes

We are finishing the week in Beaufort, SC, which is a charming town.   We caught up on everyday life: grocery shopping, laundry and West Marine. We left our hose at the dock in Jekyll Island. Oh well, we can’t think of everything!

Tomorrow is Easter and I am going to the Sunrise service that is right here by the marina. Capt. Steve will work on Easter breakfast on the grill and my friend is making her special Bloody Marys.

“To the Loop”!

 

10 thoughts on “Leaving Florida – First Guest, First Fairways, First Anchorage & Krispy Kremes

  • April 16, 2017 at 2:12 am
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    Wow what a great start to your loop !
    Loved the pics and enjoyed first adventure.

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  • April 16, 2017 at 4:53 am
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    What a wonderful adventure you are on, memories for the future with new friends being made and new places to explore, thank you for letting us share them with you.

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    • April 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm
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      Glad that you are following it along. Your cabin is ready – wish you could join us!

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  • April 19, 2017 at 4:54 am
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    We love following the two of you on your journey and can’t wait to be back on board soon!! Safe travels always…xoxo Love to you both!

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    • April 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm
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      You were our first guests on our trip to Key West. Definitely we will cruise in the Bahamas with you next winter. Love having you follow us!

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  • April 20, 2017 at 1:52 am
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    Say hello to Captain Steve for me! I would love a round of golf with you guys sometime.

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  • May 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm
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    Thinking of you your bug man misses you I’m so jealous I can’t stand it.

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    • May 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm
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      Was hoping that you were following us! Yes, you should be jealous. Having the time of our lives! My next article will be on “bugs”. You must have had mental telepathy!

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