We gingerly took Gracie up the Ortega River south of Jacksonville to her home for the next six weeks or so. Lamb’s Yacht Centre is a full service marina that will haul her out next week, paint her bottom and do a full service on her engine. We will spend the next few days cleaning her up before we get a hire car on Saturday and go to Clearwater to revisit our friends Dale and Marsha. Gracie’s owners will still be on the western side of the country and will return to pick her up in October.
So our waterborne journey is winding up and there will be no more daily blogs. I will get myself to Victoria BC, Canada to visit my daughter arriving a bit ahead of my wife who is coming over from Brisbane in the first week of Seotember. Deveen will be meeting his wife around then too, but in their case that will be in New Orleans.
You can see Gracie’s position in the SW corner of the air photo below with the city of Jacksonville in the NE corner which is where we were last night. The Ortega River flows into the St. John’s River just south of the city.