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Thursday, June 7, 2012

In Slip at OYCM

As we worked our way south on the ICW from Fernandina Beach, we heard Odyssey on the radio. We hailed them and, sure enough, it was our new friends Paul and Sue on their trawler (we met them through Barb and Barry). They were watching our blog and had hoped to surprise us at Cumberland Island. They must have learned a few covert activities from Paul and Shari. We decided to meet at Ft. George and have dinner together. Yes, they are trawler friends, and some trawler people make very good cruising friends. We had a wonderful dinner aboard Odyssey and finished it off with chocolate ice cream!!

Ft. George turned out to be a narrow anchorage, coupled with thunderstorms. It was not a peaceful night and Ft. George will not be a choice of ours in the future. We pulled up anchor as soon as we had enough water to get across the shoal at the entrance - then we headed south again on the ICW. The weather called for 5 - 10 knots, but we saw much more than that and it was a rowdy ride up the St. Johns River. Paul and Shari met us on their whaler, Gretel, and Shari got soaked trying to get aboard Hold Fast underway. They brought more wonderful food to sustain us through the ride.

There were many friendly and familiar faces ready to give a hand putting Hold Fast into her slip. We are back in C97, our original slip here at the marina. We have come full circle since we first left here a year ago.

We look forward to catching up with all our Jacksonville friends and church families and are also looking forward to seeing family out west. We have internet!! Drop us an email if we have not had contact yet. We do not want to miss out on seeing anyone.

Love to all,

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1 comment:

Benner Family said...

Can't wait to see you guys!!