Jacksonville to Brunswick
Posted on April 28, 2018
April 26th – Spent a second night at Beach Marina in Jacksonville and had dinner with good friends Maureen and Steve at Safe Harbor Restaurant across the canal from our slip. Super fresh seafood but get there early as the line was out the door. Maureen is another long time friend and part of our foursome for the annual spa trip with the girls.
April 27th – Departed early Friday morning (6:30am) with Brunswick, GA as our destination – 70 miles away. Coincidentally three other boats close to us were headed in same direction and departed early as well. We pretty much travelled with “Tomfoolery” all day as they were headed to Brunswick Landing Marina as well. As it was low tide at Jekyll Creek, we ended up having to anchor for an hour so we could continue. We saw some really “skinny” water as we headed north and it was pretty tense. However, we arrived safely at about 5:30 in the afternoon and were assisted at the dock by travelling companions “Dragonfly” and “Good Life”. Brunswick Landing is known as a boater friendly community and offers free beer 24/7 and free wine and beer on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Fridays. Headed over to the Captain’s Lounge and met many of our boating friends and new ones.
April 28th – our friends, Sue & Joe Molnar, live in Brunswick and we were treated to a car tour around Brunswick and St. Simon’s Island with a lunch stop at Catch 228. Bob and I enjoyed the raw oysters and the southern classic shrimp & grits. Sue and Joe retired from City of Fort Lauderdale 6 years ago and love the slow pace of this quaint little town. Not missing the Fort Lauderdale traffic one bit. Can’t blame them.
Some photos from the past few days in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Brunswick and St. Simon’s.