We departed the marina at on a rising tide for our passage through Georgia and some of the shallowest parts of the
Intracoastal Waterway. By we were anchoring in the , 630 miles south of Wahoo River . We left the Wahoo at to time the passage through the Little Mudd River for a high tide. The tides in the area can be 8 feet and some spots are only 4 or 5 feet deep at low water. Our timing was good and we had little trouble passing through. We crossed Altamaha Sound and headed to Norfolk . At a bend in the river is Frederica River on St Simon Island, a fort and pre revolutionary settlement that was placed to protect the English colonies from the Spanish in Fort Frederica that claimed all the land of the southern states for their own. We spent the night rafting off Mandate at anchor in the protected river and then toured the fort grounds in the morning. We left about on the tide and motored over to Florida . Jekyll Island was the Spanish possession only a few miles from the English to the north. Jekyll Island
Entering Jekyll Creek can be tricky and special care is needed to stay in the channel. We made it to the anchorage and planned to take a bike tour of the island in the morning. For $20 a boat you get to use the facilities; showers and bikes and pool and hot tub. We rode the bikes for several miles along the Atlantic side beach, letting the brisk wind blow us most of the way to the north end of the
Island. Then rode through the extensive historic district that dated back to the 1600’s of the Spanish in southern North America and up through the million era of the early 1900’s. After lunch in the Crane family cottage and drinks in a Warf side bar we headed back to the marina. The hot tub was not hot enough for us so we had appetizers in the poolside bar and by we were back on the boat.
Our next destination is
with its wild horses. Cumberland Island