Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jekyll Island – At anchor by the ICW

Typical 65 ft ICW bridge - at Jekyll Island
We had our usual Danish and donuts for our Sunday breakfast, you can’t skimp on tradition. We only had one bad spot today where you do not follow the ICW line but rather pass over an island (as displayed on the chartplotter) that is not really there which you have to do to avoid going aground. It’s another place that’s great for the towboat business.

We’re the only one in the anchorage as we continue our trek north apparently ahead of the returning snowbirds. The temps are still in the 70’s so we’re not too early I guess. This anchorage, like the rest that we like, also has a boat ramp for easy access to shore for Hoolie. We are now building a log of places for boats with dogs to use. However, the next 80 miles are devoid of any selection of anchorage that fit our criteria. With that we’ll chose an anchorage with no ramp but a sandy beach – but only at high tide, there’s mud at low tide. Hoolie loves the mud and we do our best to prevent him from rolling in it. It also carries a very good odor (to a dog!) that they seem to love.

Peaceful anchorage
Monday is a 7:00 am start day, the route is full of shallow water warnings and we want to catch the rising tide at all the trouble spots. Wish us luck.