St. Simon's Island, GA
31 10.0 N 081 24.92 W
We departed the docks of Ocean Reef YC early on Sat June 30. Our destination was Brunswick, GA 330nm northwest. Our trusty weather guru, Chris Parker, assured us that we had a great weather window for the 2-1/2 day passage...
|...so after one last swim in the beautiful pool...|
|...and one last dinner on the beach with good friends...|
|...and one last look at the local sea life at the marina...|
|After one day of motoring up the ICW to Fernandina Beach and one day offshore from St. Mary's, GA, we finally entered the Brunswick channel on July 4th. There were flocks of vacationers on the beach resorts of St. Simons Island.|
|Golden Isles Marina on St. Simon's Island, GA.|
We plan to keep Carina here through the hurricane season until November. Its been hot, but there is a nice afternoon sea breeze and we do have our air conditioners cranking.
|We have the marina pool to cool off in. There is also a great restaurant on the premises. The marina provides a courtesy car for local errands as well as free bikes.|
|Carina rests comfortably at the dock. Notice the color of the water? It's not "gin clear" blue anymore.|
|On July 13th we packed up the rental car for a three week trip north to visit family. Kathy's grandson, Quinten, turned one on July 18 and we attended his birthday party in the Poconos.|