Cheap fuel?????

Fernandina Beach Marina
Fernandina Beach Marina

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.

Along the way
Along the way

Submarine ???? (JUNK!!!)

Shrimp boats
Shrimp boats

More shrimpers

Sunhippie
Sunhippie

Old wooden shrimp boat in pieces

Ocean Petroleum on East River
Ocean Petroleum on East River

Ocean Petroleum, a good place to get fuel.

Another sunset
Another gorgeous sunset

 

On the ICW

Paper Mill at Fernandina Beach
Paper Mill at Fernandina Beach

Old “Stinky”. Fernandina Beach has two large paper plants. You can see the huge pile of ground up trees in the picture that they make paper out of.

Rich's new boat
Rich’s new boat

In his dreams…. This ship was loading giant rolls of paper. You can see them on the truck at the bottom right of the screen.

Steel supply boat
Steel cargo ship

Exactly where is Monrovia? They had four cranes working to load the ship, it was interesting to watch as we went by.

Loading cranes
Loading crane

This one is for the BIG ships!

Coming in off the ocean

Fog
Fog

Fog in front of us and …

Haze over the water
Haze over the water

haze behind us. We ran the radar.

Wind meter
Wind meter

Virtually no wind…

Calm sea
Calm sea

so the sea was calm around us it looked like a calm lake.

Navy ship
Navy ship

We entered St. John’s river virtually at slack tide… We couldn’t have done better if we had planned it.

Coast guard ship
Coast guard ship

The Coast guard has a large base at Jacksonville and they have some strange looking ships!

Ferry boat in St. John's River
Ferry boat in St. John’s River

This ferry cut right in front of us with…

Shrimp boat coming in off the ocean.
Shrimp boat coming in off the ocean.

this shrimper coming on the other side of the river.

Coast guard protecting naval ship.
Coast guard protecting naval ship.

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.

Day at sea

Two oil tankers
Two oil tankers

Two oil tankers off from Freeport, Bahamas.

Sunset on the ocean
Sunset on the ocean

Sunset on the ocean; our second day at sea.

Ship lights at night
Ship lights at night

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.

 

Just another day in paradise.