"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

June 3, 2011

June 2 - Fernandina Beach, FL

Day 88 - Peaceful Cruising
Fernandina Harbor Marina Mooring Ball

If it's a cruising day we usually get started between seven or eight, but today we waited until we had the out going tide. So we had time this morning to get a few chores done. Stan polished some of the stainless stanchions on the deck and I cleaned the cabin. We had lunch and left Jacksonville around 11:30. Most of the day we cruised through marshland and wooded areas...it was very peaceful and we only saw a few other boats all day. We arrived at Fernandina Beach around 4:30 and decided to pick up a mooring ball instead of anchoring out. We plan to move over to the marina in the morning. After getting things settled on the boat we took the dinghy over to the marina to pay for the night and wondered around town. Fernandina Beach is located on Amelia Island, in the northeast corner of Florida along the Atlantic Coast. It looks like a quaint little town, I'm sure we will have fun exploring tomorrow.

 Scenery from today's cruise
 This is a channel into another marina, it is low tide. Looks a little shallow to me.
This area of Florida is called the First Coast and this is area the shrimping industry started. Fernandina Beach has a large Shrimp Festival here in May, so we have seen many of these large shrimps in town.
 Night view of Fernandina Beach from our boat

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