Conditions were great when we pulled away from Port Royal Marina near Beaufort SC early Sunday morning. The winds were fairly calm making the ride very pleasurable. We stopped at Thunderbolt Marina for fuel and then pulled into Isle of Hope Marina, south of Savannah, before noon. After a swim in the pool, we spent some time exploring the area on our bikes.
Monday was an even better day for cruising than Sunday. There was very little boat traffic and the water was glassy.
We left Isle of Hope (Savannah) early on Monday, travelled over 100 miles, stopping at Jekyll Marina for fuel, and still got into Fernandina before noon. Low tide was about 1:30. So we stopped at Fernandina Marina to position ourselves to go on home on Tuesday at high tide. Did some cleaning on MemoryMaker too…and started packing up stuff to end our trip.
It was much windier on Tuesday. We were glad Fernandina is only about an hour from our home dock. Got home about 10:00 right at high tide.
This summer trip turned out to be 74 days. We left Jacksonville on May 24th and got home on Tuesday, August 6th. We travelled 2,034 miles using 101 engine hours and 1,210 gallons of fuel. We spent about a month boating around the Chesapeake Bay area, going as far north as Baltimore. We met lots of new people and were able to reconnect with many friends that we’ve met on previous excursions. It was a great summer!
So we’re now home in Jacksonville… back to work we must go!