Day 8.   Piney Island.  163 miles elapsed

  
Our little boat moored at the Jacksonsville Landing free dock last night as we walked across the bridge. There is another C-Dory just under the bridge at the right of the picture. She is Falcon owned by Bill and Brenda from Arkansas.

  
As we left Jacksonville Landing we passed Everbank Stadium, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. It had the largest screen I’ve ever seen at a stadium.

  
We stopped for an hour at Arlington Marina to bunker some fuel and have a shower. We then headed further North and downstream on the St Johns River through the port of Jacksonville. 

We saw yet another sister ship to our vessel housed in a lifting frame boat shed, a common structure in these parts.

   

Our objective had been Fernandina Beach but about 5 miles short several boats were on the  VHF radio saying they were aground due to an extremely low tide. We spoke to an immaculate cruiser called Someday Soon who said they were headed to Piney Island so we joined them. Later we met Scott, the owner, who is from Bellingham WA (the closest US city to Vancouver Island) who shipped his beautiful boat across the country to do the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway with his partner Tamara. Interestly it is Someday Soon’s second shipment trip across the country as she was originally built by Back Cove Yachts in Maine, NE USA.

    
  

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One Response to Day 8.   Piney Island.  163 miles elapsed

  1. Marsha Hahn says:

    So enjoying following your progress everyday! Thankful all is going well … and glad we got to play a small part in the send-off. Keep all up — we’re with you IN SPIRIT!

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