March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013 Day 308
Golden Isles Marina
St. Simons Island, GA
Total miles to date: 5133.0

Although we had a short trip today, we left Jekyll Island early with sufficient tide to get us through the low points.  First we stopped at the fuel dock and filled the center tank.

Georgia marshland on the ICW
These birds assume the sign does not apply to them!
We left Jekyll Island, surrounded by marshland and were soon in the St. Simons Sound, passing the inlet to the ocean.   We traveled under a sunny sky and calm seas today, which we did appreciate!

We arrived at the marina at 11:15 and tied up on the transient face dock. We had planned to do some sightseeing, but instead, did some work.  Our starboard shifter had given us problems again when we departed, and Bill spent time bleeding the system.  He also spent a great deal of time on the phone trying to find some replacement parts.  We also took time to order books and charts we will need for our trip this summer.  Joyce did some vacuuming and laundry and made reservations for our upcoming trip to Hilton Head.

Lots of sailboats call Golden Isles Marina
at St. Simons Island their home - this only shows a few of them!
We went out for dinner at the Coastal Kitchen restaurant next to the marina and had excellent seafood.  The restaurant is also known for its beautiful views!

We will anchor out this weekend and then arrive in Hilton Head on Monday.