Thursday, November 29, 2012


We are at Palm Cove Marina this morning in Jacksonville, Florida. Cross another state off of the list. We had anchored five nights in a row, so we decided to stay at a marina last night.Our last night at anchor was difficult. We anchored off of Cumberland Island and the wind was blowing at 15 to 25 mph, in the opposite direction of the incoming tide, which caused Serenity to continue to roll and turn sideways. There were several other boats anchored in the same area, and I was concerned that we would get to close. In wind with opposing current it is surprising how different boats react. The trawlers seemed the least affected, (no keel).  Anchoring is less expensive, (free) and this marina is $1.75 a foot. We needed to fill the water tank, and decided to get fuel as well. There is a fantastic restaurant here, called Marker 32. We had dinner there last night and it was great. I tried a local beer called Killer Whale and it was good as well. Today we will cruise to St. Augustine, where we plan to spend a few days, do a few boat projects, and check out the city. The weather yesterday was the low 50s, and very overcast.
We are still doing well after two months aboard. Yesterday though, it was good to get off the boat to take a nice walk, a long hot shower, and have a great dinner. We are looking forward to slowing down and relaxing...soon. Today it's back to moving south.

 Serenity approaching another double bascule bridge. I have lost count of how many bridges we have gone through.

 Nice summer home on the water.

 The Navy working on another ship.

 No problem for us!

 This island is for sale.

I have a friend who wants to retire and "live under a palm tree." Hey Greg, I know you want one further south but this one has a roof. I'll keep looking.

There are so many shrimp boats in this area.

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