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Friday, January 10, 2014

Pine Island to Matanzas Inlet



We were all by ourselves yesterday until a motor vessel, Destiny, joined us in the anchorage.  After dinner and watching a show, we headed for bed.  I figured it was well after 9 pm.  When I checked the time, it was 7 pm straight up!  We must have needed the rest. 

When we got up this morning, we were socked in with fog.  It was a good thing we did not have a long day, so waiting around until 9 am was not stressful.  Going out on the ICW in thick fog IS stressful.  Other than a couple more patches of fog, we had an easy run to St. Augustine.  We cruised by Fred’s work, but he should have been home asleep.  We took on fuel at Inlet Marina.  The dock master, Jay, was very friendly and helpful.  We were concerned whether we would make the 11:30 opening for the Bridge of Lions.  He told us that if we needed to wait, we could pull over to a long free dock just south of the public pier by his marina.  That dock is for daytime transients who may want to pull up and get some provisions because there is a Publix at the end of the street.  All handy information if you do not have the luxury of provisioning in Jacksonville.  Jay said it is rarely utilized.

We are now anchored in the Matanzas inlet with winds out of the southeast.  The sun is finally out and we are getting good solar gain in our enclosed cockpit.   Nice and toasty.  I can tell we will get good rest again tonight. 

Love to all,
Dena

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