We were going to buy some fuel at Fernandina Beach Marina but their price of $4.60+ was a bit to steep. So Anna found fuel in Brunswick Ga. for $3.54/gal. It was worth going the 3 extra miles up to the city for a savings of over one dollar/gal. I guess that this is why there is such a big Shrimper fleet on the river at Brunswick GA.
so the sea was calm around us it looked like a calm lake.
We entered St. John’s river virtually at slack tide… We couldn’t have done better if we had planned it.
The Coast guard has a large base at Jacksonville and they have some strange looking ships!
This ferry cut right in front of us with…
this shrimper coming on the other side of the river.
Coastie guarding a naval ship in dry-dock just before our turn north into the intercoastal waterway at Sister Creek. We came in off from the ocean because in the last 3 hours out the wind had turned north and a large rain/cold front was heading our way.
A few minutes of excitement at watch change. We thought this might be a sailboat (with a light issue) until a huge spotlight flashed our way. It was a tugboat pulling a barge about 1000 feet behind it. You couldn’t see the barge so it’s a good idea that we talked on the radio to confirm what was going on.