|Sunset @ Jekyll Island Harbor Marina where The Office is based.|
Chart location http://cruisersnet.net/cruisersnet-marine-map/?ll=31.53251493906769,-81.20084224700928&z=15
Some one hit the bridge guard?
Passing ICW Marker Green 19 about 100 ft off the marker we saw 8-9 ft of water.
Jekyll Wharf near Green 19 has boats on the mud at low tide. The mansions built by the millionaires and the club house are just behind the Rah Bar and Latitudes Restaurant. Lots of skinny water here! Stay in the channel going past Green 19 and you will be fine.
Crossing the St. Simon sound we bid goodby to Capt Randy and Diana Prentice on SV Strider as they connected with Capt Sam and Trish on "Jekyll and Hide for a sail offshore to the Chesapeake.
SV Strider off St. Simon's Island
We turned north on the ICW for a 40 mile journey to Blackbeard Island. I had made this trip sailing offshore several times as the Georgia Auto Teacher's always have a training workshop in June at Savannah Technical College. The anchorage at Blackbeard is always a safe and interesting spot to anchor over night.
We had somehow damaged our starboard prop. Our diver that takes care of our boat's bottom cleaning, John, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulled the prop and carried it to Dominey's Prop Service in Brunswick for repairs. John does a great service and is reliable.
The now like new prop
John worked hard on this and took two trips to get the prop off and another to get it back on in time for our trip. Thanks John!
We towed our 11 ft Boston Whaler so we could visit the beach at Blackbeard Island.
Susea enjoyed the view from the flybridge.
The ICW is anything but boring for us as we enjoy the many sights and interesting creatures we see.
Susea sees a pod of dolphins
Turning into the creek that separates Blackbeard Island from St. Catherine's Island at green 11 off the ICW in Sapelo Sound we anchor and go to the almost deserted beach of this protected wildlife refuge. Watch your pets and children as we always see alligators and sharks.
To visit Blackbeard we recommend you contact
To tour any of the Georgia coast with an experienced and reliable Captain.
Limit your visit to the tide line of the beach and take all trash out with you.
Chart view of the anchorage on http://cruisersnet.net/cruisersnet-marine-map/?ll=31.5061166667,-81.3377833333&z=14&highlight=1
We left early next day for Savannah via the ICW. We arrived at Isle of Hope Marina http://www.iohmarina.com/ for a stay 3 and 4th night is free deal. We used the loaner car and I rented a car from Hertz to attend the training. The pool is a long walk away and shared with the community so we did not use it. We were on the facedock and the wifi was not usable. The old houses and live oaks are nice but the traffic, walkers, runners and all kept us from riding our bikes. There are no bike trails like on Jekyll, nor do they have a hot tub, and nearby pool like Jekyll. The staff were helpful with docking, loaning the cars and such, But there is no place like our homeport Jekyll Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jekyll_Island
Ramp that is no longer used
Dolphins in the creek video
The beach was deserted on Sunday morning
Some body from South Carolina is missing a boat.
Sunrise over Blackbeard
|Sunset on Blackbeard|