Monday, November 2, 2009

2 November 2009 - Amelia River (FL? GA?)

I am anchored in the Amelia River on the Georgia - Florida border. For some cruisers this is a major line of demarcation. Their insurance coverage does not permit them to enter Florida until after hurricane season is over (December 1st) without paying an additional premium. I have been told that there is quite a gathering of cruisers in St. Mary's, Georgia for Thanksgiving. That is just about two miles from my current location.

I am headed for the Jacksonville, FL Naval Air Station about 30 miles from here. I was originally going to go direct from St. Catherine's Sound in Georgia but decided there was not point in staying up half the night to get to the St. John's River so I ducked in here. As I was looking for a place to drop the hook I found the local anchorage of choice - at least for the 10 to 15 other boats already anchored here. We will find out this morning how many are passing thru and how many are holding for insurance.

Not only are we not longer in daylight savings time but the days are getting noticeably shorter. Growing up in the North I associate short days with cold and snow and long days with warmth. Of course there is no such association; winter days are short because they are winter days. I am becoming more and more aware of how far I can go in a day if I want to anchor before dark as the daylight hours are fewer and fewer.

Hopefully in Jacksonville I will get internet again and be able to upload some pictures of my trip.

Don't forget that Guy Fawkes Day is Thursday - Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot! I still enjoying watching the movie "V." I am not sure how many times I have seen it but the message of overbearing government and apathetic populace still rings true.

I did pass thru the Northern Right Whale Critical Habitat last night but I guess the whales were being critical. I didn't see any. Bummer!

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