We were a bit slower off the mark today that yesterday’s daybreak departure from Clearwater. We were still fast asleep when Flint and Leslie phoned us at 9.00am, trying to sleep off the last of the jet lag. We departed beautiful Hontoon Island at 10.30 after fare welling our new friends.
We headed off to Palatka, 63 miles downstream and northwards on the St Johns River. Did a 15 mile open water crossing of Lake George and our first bridge opening request at Buffalo Bluff.