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Old 11-14-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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Heading South Pt. II

Well, we're finally casting off tomorrow.

Took on 450 gals diesel yesterday.

The Keys and then Bahamas. Seven months.

First stop, Minim Creek.

29 degrees tonight.
Time to go. KJ
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Safe trip! Hopefully see you in the Bahamas in the New year.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:08 PM   #3
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Nice! We might be in the Exumas over Xmas break!
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:55 PM   #4
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............. First stop, Minim Creek.
We've stopped there a few times. It's a good quiet anchorage.

Have a good trip and don't freeze before you get south.
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:04 PM   #5
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:57 AM   #7
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Hi ken I am in the frozen north for work so I don't think I will get to see you this trip
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:49 AM   #8
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Greetings,
Mr. KJ. If this morning is any indication, ALL 50 states reported below freezing temperatures last night. Forecast LOW for Nassau tonight is 73*F. Enjoy yourselves you rotten bast......Ooops, sorry, I panicked.
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It's freezing, I want my sun back!
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Me too, it's 46 degrees here this morning... I wonder if it's safe to step outside?

Perhaps I'll wait until after lunch when it's supposed to be in the mid 60's, a far more civilized temperature.
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28 here now but 49 at the boat both to cold

maybe next year I can go to the islands
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no just north of Tallahassee Florida in Thomasville, Georgia

back to Sarasota next week we think

I will sure let you know when we visit my little sister right around the corner form you
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The Miami Chamber of Commerce asked me to announce that while we're in the 60's now, we'll be back in the 80's for the weekend.
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Gee, I thought Miami NEVER admitted to temps under 70 or over 90!
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Gee, I thought Miami NEVER admitted to temps under 70 or over 90!
It's horibble!!
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So much for global warming....

KJ safe passage!
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"Gee, I thought Miami NEVER admitted to temps under 70 or over 90! "


You're right, I received a nasty note from the Chamber for that one. However the high today is predicted to be 70.


Don't worry Oliver, this horror will end soon. You can go back to your proper attire of shorts and flip flops tomorrow. I spoke to Rocna Gary yesterday. He says hello. He's headed to Seattle, the poor bastard.
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I was shocked yesterday afternoon when I looked up and realized it was warmer here in San Francisco than at home in Fort Lauderdale. Good thing we aren't home as we'd be protesting loudly.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:54 PM   #20
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Quite an interesting trip so far. Here’s some notes from the log.

Day 1 - N Myrtle Beach to Awendaw Creek (just south of McClenville) 85 mi.
Sunny, chilly but pleasant. Anchored

Day 2 to Rock Creek (south of Charleston) 80 mi.
Red sky in the morning = Cold, rainy, all day
A sailboat (Canadian) grounded at the exit from the Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff
Pea soup fog an hour after we anchored
Dolphins playing around the boat after dark

Day 3 to Beaufort (SC) 23 miles
Made it in to the Downtown Marina just before the shit hit the fan.
First a warm storm front with 30+ gusts and driving rain (transiting Brickyard Creek)
Followed by a hard freeze freight train from the north.
Had to shoehorn the boat into her space at the dock - 46ft boat into a 50ft space with a wicked crosswind = major pucker factor (thank God for twins).
27 degrees

Day 4 Lay day in Beaufort, very nice town
Colder than a well digger’s ass

Day 5 to Vernon River, Georgia (south of Savannah) 65miles
Sunny, clear, still freezing. Driving from lower helm with the heat on
Warmer in the evening. Pleasant anchorage

Day 6 Walley’s Leg, Ga. 65 miles
Sunny, below freezing in the morning, 64 deg by the time we anchored
Good run through Hell Gate and Florida Passage, both at high water.
Lots of skinny water in other places though ((Little Mud River)
Walley’s Leg -- just a creek off the ICW - Nice anchorage -- eight foot tide
Gazllion stars
On to Cumberland Island tomorrow – will anchor there for 3-4 days

Then on to Jacksonville and St. Augustine for Thanksgiving.

That’s it for now.

HopCar - I will hold you personally responsible if it isn’t 80 degrees in Miami when we get there.
Michael - Hope to catch on the way back. Stay warm up there. KJ

Sunrise Awendaw Creek


The Big Squeeze


Beaufort Sunset, between storms - Arctic Express coming in.


St. Catherine's Sound in the morning - 34 degrees brrrr!
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