Jekyll Island was a terrific discovery for us and one that our friends from Miss Norma insisted we’d love. They were right. On our first evening on Jekyll we were joined by Tim, Ramie, and Ringo of the Miss Norma crew and by Captain Mike and his daughter Isabelle of the S/V Samadhi crew, who had driven down from Shelter Cover Marina in Hilton Head (except for Ramie who did the run with us down from Hilton Head).
Jekyll Island to St Augustine
After an incredible time with exceptional friends on Jekyll Island, it was time to put Georgia behind us and hit the sunshine state. We shoved off before sunrise at exactly 7 am and made the 92 mile run in eight hours forty-nine minutes, the precise amount of time – to the minute – that our trip to Jekyll had taken two days prior. That’s a little bit weird. Anyway, we averaged 9.1 knots, sometimes running with the current and sometimes fighting it, maxing out at 18 knots for around twenty minutes when we spooled the engines up.
We enjoyed clear skies and after a cooler start to the day the temps warmed up to 59 degrees while we meandered our way through the ICW bound for Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine. Another rite of passage on this adventure as we crossed Cumberland Sound by St Marys Inlet and entered Florida! Our eighth state since New York back in the fall. The ride is a pretty balanced mix of nature, industry, a couple of big ship inlets to cross and the residential waterways of northern Florida.
It’s our third time staying at Camachee (so our set of complimentary rocks glasses is building) and it’s a convenient, easy and nice spot to tie up for the night or longer. We don’t need to be in downtown St. Augustine and the basin at this marina is free of the mad current that plagues the downtown docks.
We continue south and on towards the “Space Coast” next. See you out there!
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