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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

North End of Cumberland Island

We have an operational wash down pump again. It is not the new one, that repair did not take. We had an old Shur Flo pump in the inventory that is currently doing the job. I think the date on it was 1992.

Gloomy is the best word I can come up with for our stay the last couple of days. The weather forecast looks hopeful for sunnier days. I can deal with and am happy to have the cooler weather, but I miss the sun. We had rain yesterday and today.

We moved up here to the north end of Cumberland Island because we have always wondered about the anchorage. It is beautiful here and there is no interruption in the night sky from the naval submarine base. We have not yet figured out where to land a dinghy. Maybe on another stay we can sort all that out.

Love to all,

{GMST}30°53.71'N|081°26.76'W|4/29/2015|9:11 PM{GEND}


MackTheKnife said...

Did you guys have any trouble around Fernandina? I heard that there is a lot of shoaling.

Bob & Mattie
S/V Liberté

Hold Fast said...

Hey Bob and Mattie,
We hit bottom between Sister's Creek and Fernandina, but we were at low tide. We also were worried about Jekyll Island just north of the OYCM sister marina. Further, Little Mud River has always been a problem. Because of these problems, we try to time these passages at high tide. We draw 5.2 feet.

You can see all of these ICW concerns on cruisersnet.net (turn on Argus). Myron is going to send you a link via email once Paulette gives us your email address.