Ortega Yacht Club Marina
|Ortega Yacht Club Marina|
At about half tide in the morning I headed up (which is South, one of only two rivers that flow to the North in the United States - or so I have been told) to the Ortega River. The trick to getting into the Ortega River is not running aground. I managed to do it with 1/2 foot of water under the keel in the shallow spot. The bridge is also very narrow by ICW standards, more than wide enough for the pleasure craft that use it but it kind of looks like a toy.
|Ortega River Bridge|
We drove down to St. Brendan's Isle in Green Cove Springs to pick up our mail and then returned to Ortega. With the weather forecast for a low of 32 F Bill drove up from Flagler Beach and brought XO and me down to his house for the night.
Fair winds and following seas :)