October 2010 - Page 3
Sno' Dog glistens in the late afternoon sun in Georgetown, South Carolina - one of our favorite small-town layovers.
|. Log of Sno' Dog - Portsmouth, NH to Jensen Beach, FL - Oct 2010 - Page 3
11/08/10 - 7:00 AM - Cold again: 34° - NH low was 43°!
9:00 AM - walked into town, bought fresh fish
10:15 AM - Dep Georgetown, SC - fair 45°
1:45 PM - Isle of Palms, SC - 56°, WNW 10
2:30 PM - Arr: Charleston, SC - Maritime Ctr.
Today: 52.9 n mi. - 4.6 eng hrs
Walked to Saffron Bakery for tea, then to Harris
Tweeter (24-hr supermarket) for groceries.
We like this location near downtown Charleston.
The Ben Sawyer Bridge just north of Charleston Harbor.
Hard to miss Sno' Dog at the Maritime Center in Charleston.
11/09/10 - Stayed in Charleston, walked downtown...
Changed oil & filters in both engines - fun
Finally, warmer weather - 70° today, beautiful!
PDQ Lead Free Too showed up here
11/10/10 - 10:10 AM - Dep Charleston Maritime Ctr - 60°
1:00 PM - through Fenwick Cut - calm 70°
2:30 PM - Arr: Beaufort, SC - Downtown Mar.
Today: 54.9 n mi. - 4.5 eng hrs.
Finally, warm sunny weather - reinstalled Bimini top
Remarkably ugly ship! I was told these car carriers can hold
over 7000 cars! The name of this ship (docked in Charleston)
was Michigan Highway - but its home port was Kobe, Japan!
If you click on this photo, you'll see the sign board reads just
over 63 feet. This makes it tough for sailboats with 65-ft masts.
I'm surprised they were so skimpy with this relatively new
bridge - just south of Charleston.
Great cruising weather - for powerboats! Not so great for sailors,
however - mouse-over to see sailboat - motoring, of course.
Some of these docks are absurdly long! This one, which appears
to be at least a half mile long, is for sale. (I assume there's a
house somewhere at the other end.) Near Beaufort, SC.
11/11/10 - Veteran's Day - Parade in progress as we leave...
10:00 AM - Dep Beaufort - fair 65°
11:15 AM - Hilton Head, SC - wind NE 10
12:35 PM - Cross Savannah R., enter Georgia
1:30 PM - Arr: Thunderbolt, GA -T-bolt Marina
Today: 36.1 n mi - 3.4 eng hrs
Short, easy day... Tomorrow, planning to meet family
members at the Ford Plantation 25 miles up the Ogeechee
River - somewhere near Richmond Hill, GA.
Excellent dinner at Tubby's Tank House
11/12/10 - 10:20 AM - Dep Thunderbolt - fair 55°, N-15
11:30 AM - Turned into mouth of Little Ogeechee
12:25 PM - Cut across into Ogeechee R.
2:00 PM - Arr Silk Hope Marina (Ford Plantation)
near Richmond Hill, GA - fair 72°
So Far: 30.0 n mi - 3.6 eng hrs.
4:00 PM - Met brother, wife & friends - went
for Sunset Cruise down the Ogeechee R.
PM Cruise: 7.9 n mi - 1.7 eng hrs
Thunderbolt Marine works on some really LARGE boats, which
means they need some really LARGE buildings. Check out the
man standing on the roof. Click or mouse-over photo.
Brother Kit, his wife Noele and Nancy enjoying a peaceful
cruise along a waterway which connects the Ogeechee River to
the Little Ogeechee River.
Sunset Cruise through the marshes of the Ogeechee River
with John & Lee Lamson and MaryAnn & Frank Mirabello.
Twin birds (large hawks?) perched on tree just after sunset
along the Ogeechee River near the Ford Plantation.
click photo to view larger
11/13/10 - 32° this AM - frost on the deck!
Stayed, visited at friends Plantation mansion
3:00 PM - Dep Ford Plantation Marina w Kit & Noele
Cruised leisurely down the Ogeechee R
5:15 PM - Arr: Ft. McAllister Marina & Inn
(still) near Richmond Hill, GA
dinner at Fishtales Restaurant - v good
Today: 14.1 n mi - 1.7 eng hrs
11/14/10 - 9:30 AM - Dep Ft. McAllister Marina - 38°
10:05 AM - Rejoin ICW at mouth of Ogeechee R.
2:00 PM - St. Simons Island - fair 65°
2:45 PM - Arr: Jekyll Island, GA - Jekyll Wharf
Old dock, shallow water, no elect - but
directly in front of the Millionaire's Club
Very civilized High Tea - beautiful spot!
Today: 65.4 n mi - 5.2 eng hrs
The Silk Hope Marina at the Ford Plantation.
Brother Kit enjoying an idyllic cruise down the Ogeechee R.
Early morning sea smoke at Ft. McAllister Marina. If you
click on the photo, you can see Madison on the deck.
Nancy and Madison at the Millionaire's Club at Jekyll I.
Sno' Dog docked at the Jekyll Wharf Marina near the old hotel.
Nancy and me enjoying Victorian Tea at the Millionaire's Club.
11/15/10 - 9:30 AM - Dep Jekyll Island - fair 55°
10:00 AM - filled fuel tanks, 103.7 gal
12:25 PM - Cumberland I.- lunch stop
3:00 PM - St. Mary's R. - enter Florida
3:30 PM - Arr: Fernandina Beach, FL
Today: 24.5 n mi. - 4.4 eng hrs
Docked at beautiful, undeveloped Cumberland Island.
Kit photographing our arrival to scenic Fernandina Beach, FL.
Sunset at the Fernandina Harbor Marina - in Florida!
11/16/10 9:30 AM - Dep Fernandina Beach - wind S 15
11:15 AM - cross St. John River - cldy 75°
2:45 PM - Arr: St Augustine, FL - Muni Marina
Today: 49.2 n mi. - 5.1 eng hrs
A blue heron checking out Sno' Dog at the
St. Augustine Municipal Marina.
11/17/10 - Stayed today in St Augustine, FL
Fun place to hang out - fair 75° - beautiful!
11/18/10 - 10:15 AM - Dep St. Augustine - fair 65°, N 10
10:35 AM - ran aground - wrong side of mrkr!
2:45 PM - back underway after waiting for tide
3:40 PM - Arr: Palm Coast, FL - Hammock Bch
Fancy condo resort - nobody here!.
Today: a measly 20.5 mi - 2.7 eng hrs.
Kit & Noele go exploring in the dinghy while we wait for the tide
to come in. (That's the marker we shoulda' left to starboard!)
11/19/10 - Kit & I turn 66 today!
This marina is part of the Hammock Beach Resort.
For a $50 docking fee you get access to all their facilities.
Kit & Noele went for a swim before our departure.
10:10 AM - Dep Palm Coast - fair 70°, NE 10
12:10 PM - Daytona Beach
1:25 PM - New Smyrna Beach
4:15 PM - Arr: Titusville, FL - Municipal Marina
Today: 61.0 n mi - 6.0 eng hrs
Off to watch rocket launch tonight at 6 PM...
(Launch scrubbed, but we had a good dinner at Chops.)
Yacht Harbor Village at Hammock Beach Resort in
Palm Coast, FL. The name is as big as the place!
11/20/10 - 10:00 AM - Dep Titusville - fair 72°, E 12
12:30 PM - passing Cocoa
3:00 PM - Arr: Melbourne, FL - Harbor Mar.
Today: 34.2 n mi - 5.1 eng hr - 6.7 kt ave
Very leisurely cruise today
Brother Kit on the Indian R. with sailing ketch.
11/21/10 - 10:10 AM - Dep Melbourne - fair 74°, ESE 15
12:25 PM - passing Vero Beach
2:30 PM - Arr: Jensen Beach, FL - Nettles
Island Marina - our winter home base
Today: 49.5 n mi - 4.7 eng hr
Nettles Island as seen from the ICW. Not many transients stop here. They seldom answer the radio - or telephone!
But there's a nice community of live-aboards here, and for us, it's good place to keep our boat close to our "house".
Great Bay Marina, Newington (Portsmouth) New Hampshire to Nettles Island Marina, Jensen Beach, Florida:
1,473 n mi (1695 stat mi) - 138.2 eng hours - Ave spd: 10.7 knots - Fuel: 536.9 gallons
Another great trip! No mechanical problems, all systems go!
. Our next exploit - perhaps ???
. "Carol" - a 14-meter Euroclassic Canal Barge
A 1/4 share of this French canal barge might be available.
Click on photo to learn more...