“Life begins where your comfort zone ends”—Anonymous
Today did not challenge one’s comfort zone. We did that a few days ago. Today was a leisurely trip up the intracoastal from Amelia Island (boy, what a nice town!), Florida to Brunswick, Ga. Yes, one had to pay strict attention to the shallow navigable centers of the little tributaries that make up the “ditch” but it was fun seeing dolphins inside and we were always on the lookout for manatees, which are supposedly prevalent here.
As I think we mentioned before, Brunswick Landings marina is an old hurricane hole used by the Navy years ago. Today, it’s one of the few real four star marina’s with some 500 plus yachts here, and free everything (except dockage) which is very reasonable. Even beer and wine, laundry, bicycles and frequent pot luck dinners (there’s one tonight!) are free. There’s whole town living on their boats here, year around!
A big advantage is that there are considerable marine services here…nice not to have to hunt for knowledgeable people!
It’s impossible to express my real gratitude for the crew who helped make this trip for Mystic and me from Portsmouth, RI to Brunswick: Bob Smith, Bill Derrah, Kate Campion, (Team I) and Loren Thompson, Tim McKenna, and Chris Connor (Team II). And I want to thank all who referred these accomplished sailors and now, good friends to me. Terrific people, all. I’m honored to have your collective skill on board.
And thank you, Kim, for receiving the pictures and videos of Mystic and crew underway and on shore. Almost as tough sailing as the gale we encountered on the ARC USA. When all pics are received and posted it will recall an exciting trip, well executed.
What’s next? Not sure, yet. Trip to Sarasota; Christmas in Chicago; Sailing around the area for New Year’s; trip to Sedona and the Classic Car Auction by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale late in January, and then who knows…maybe to the Bahamas. Another ARC Rally? Any advice?
As my friend, Janet would say…”Don’t sit down too soon!”
On the move….Don