Saturday, October 29, 2016

Day 24-Thunderbolt to St. Simon's Island, GA

Oct 27 - Thunderbolt to St. Simon’s Island, GA
Another of Amanda's

Heart stopping goodness

Thunderbolt Marina had a special treat of Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee to welcome the day. (0700)

Headed down the Savannah River into the Skidaway River, through the Narrows ands toss the front of Moon River, (yes, the Johnny Mercer song that Andy Williams made famous) into the Vernon River. Down the Vernon toward Ossabaw Sound, through Hell's Gate and up the Ogeecheer River, through the Florida Passage into the Bear River. Made good time with the current down the Bear. 

Another Trumpe

Across St.Catherine's Sound over to and down Johnson Creek into Sapelo Sound. 

Up the Sapelo River into the Front River. Buttermilk Sound to the Mackay River. We considered doing the Frederica River which parallels, but the tide was going and it’s a bit tricky. Exited the Mackay near Lanier Is which we rounded and headed back north due to an impassable bridge.

There has been shoaling going on, a large part due to Hurricane Matthew.We have had a couple of bumps here and there but knock wood, so far, so good.This was a long day of 8h35m traveling 82.7nm.

Morningstar at Golden Isles was our marina and it's pretty large with many good size yachts.
We borrowed the courtesy car for a quick tour of St. Simon's. Dinner via Ubers at Georgia Sea Grill.

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