Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

On Sunday morning, we pulled the anchors and headed south to Cumberland Island where we plan to anchor for the night. Since we were not traveling far today, we had a late breakfast and cleaned up the dishes before heading down the ICW. We also had another boat join us for the trip. After talking with them on the radio, they decided to also go into Cumberland Island and we all got together on Spirit for dinner that night. Tom and Debbie Baas live on their boat; Heart’s Desire and is going over to the Bahamas after Christmas. They are from Indiana. I am surprised at the number of people that we have met who live on their boats. I don’t think I will ever be ready to be on the boat all the time. I like having my house and my things there. I forgot to mention as we were going by Jekyll Island Marina yesterday, we saw Dave & Donna Corbett, Sea Wings, at the docks. They had engine problems again and were there for several days waiting for parts to fix their problem. We yelled at them as we passed and Nelson talked to them on the radio. It is funny how we keep seeing the same people who are traveling south over and over again on our journey. Well, we heard them say they were leaving this morning to further their trip and were only an hour ahead of us. They had another bad luck experience today as they ran aground and could not get off. They were at Day marker #60 when we got there waiting for the water to rise so they could move on. Thank goodness, he warned us so we did not do the same. He had gone too close to the marker and hit the bottom. We have traveled link some shallow waters today. Also the tide is low. We arrived at Cumberland Island at 3:00. After getting anchored, a motor boat stopped by our boat and asked us if we would like to buy some shrimp. We bought over a pound of just caught, heads on shrimp for $5.00. They were beautiful and yes, we beheaded them and cooked them right away. What a wonderful snack! We carried them over to the pot luck dinner on Spirit and they all were eaten. Marie had cooked a seafood linguine dinner, I made greenbeans, and Debbie made brownies. We had a good time getting to know each other. What a fun night with friends on the water!

1 comment:

Jean said...

I find your blog/travel journal very interesting. You are brave. But then I am brave when I go into downtown New Orleans. It does seem exciting. We have a place in the Tampa Bay area on the inland side of the bay but we don't live there yet. God Bless you as you spend this quality time together.