Savannah, GA to Jacksonville, FL : Day 3 : Tom Sawyer
Leg 1 : Day 3 (18MAR11)
Anchor up at 8:30 without a hitch and off we went down the
Intercoastal Waterway, a water highway that runs from Virginia down to
the Florida Keys and over to New Orleans.
We wove our way down and around numerous marshes, wrecks, and shoals.
At many points it felt like we were on a Tom Sawyer type raft
exploring the little rivers off the mighty Mississippi.
We poked along at around 4.7 knots, covering maybe 5 miles every hour. The nice
leisurely pace allowed everyone to enjoy the scenery. There was no
rough water to speak of, and blue skies all day long. We past a few
boats going the other way, headed North.
At the end of the day, we made our destination of New Kettle Creek. The
anchor set nicely in the mud, in about 10 feet of water (at low tide).
We all sat on the deck of the boat and admired the beautiful day.
For showers tonight, we decided to do them on deck at the front of the
boat (rather than in the head). Each kid went into a bucket and got a
nice refreshing outdoor shower out in the middle of nowhere. Dad did too. :)
Tonight for dinner we are having ham, beans, and macaroni and cheese.
Lunch was hot dogs, and breakfast was Frosted Flakes and Oatmeal
(maple and brown sugar). Snacks today included an orange, mixed nuts,
and some Pringles chips.