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A New Year – A New Adventure

Day 1 of our 2020 Adventure went as well as we could have hoped for our first day back on the water. Destination – Jekyll Island. We covered 89 nautical miles over eight hours fifty minutes, around seventy miles of which was spent on a single course offshore between Tybee Roads and St Simons inlet in Georgia.  We are grateful to the incredible staff at Shelter Cove Marina on Hilton Head Island for their exceptional hospitality at their wonderful facility.  We wholeheartedly recommend that you spend some time there if the opportunity presents itself.

The Shelter Cove Marina webcam captured the action of OLOH’s pre-sunrise departure.

We had a fair current pushing us along all day and once the light chop of the morning settled down we had smooth-as-glass conditions for the rest of the ride allowing us to average just over ten knots and max out at around nineteen knots for a short spell, all under sunny skies.

Always a sign of good luck, dolphins greeted us as we made our way out of Hilton Head and again as we entered St. Simons inlet.

Our dear friend Captain Sean has hopped on board to join us for a while – and it was his birthday! Great to have you aboard Sean!!
It was quite something to see the 650 foot cargo ship Golden Ray in person after moving through the inlet. The two year-old ship capsized in September, 2019, 23 minutes after departing the Port of Brunswick, loaded with brand new Hyundais and Kias bound for the middle east. The props and rudders were recently removed and the ship will be cut up in place and taken offshore to create a reef. Truly a stunning sight.

We also had the good fortune of being joined for this leg by M/V Miss Norma’s Captain Ramie. She’s great company, a great hand and a great friend to Jasper!
Jekyll Island arrival.
Snugged in at Jekyll Harbor Marina.

It’s great to be back on the water!

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And that concludes your OLOH instructions. M/Y OLOH back to 1-6

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Great way to start the 2020 journey. Was so good to see you all and catch up. Enjoy the warmer weather!!! Peace and Love
  2. Happy New Year - Happy New Adventure OLOH. Thanks so much for updates. As you know I share your posts with a Veteran Incarcerated. He was asking for a copy of BoatTrader. They no longer publish in print - since 2010. Any used boating magazine donations would be appreciated. Ms. Rosie

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