"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

Fair Breezes, Rain, and Plenty of Fish

>> Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cumberland Island, Georgia is one of the most spectacular places in the country. From saltmarshes to a maritime forest of live oaks slathered in spanish moss, and rolling dune meadows to a long, flat, seemingly unending beach. Feral horses, whose ancestors once served the Carnegie family that owned the island, roam freely and go about their grazing as if there weren't a gaggle of students eating their own lunch just a few meters away. Sharks teeth in the road, armadillos in the forest, and shorebirds all along the beach.

Our passage north to Charleston was fast and exciting. A fair southerly took us at a rollicking nine to ten knots before it died down and sent rain as we approached soundings and the harbor entrance. We caught nine fish on our passage of just two days--five fish in just one 4-hour watch! Lots of Little Tunny and Kingfish for us to eat during our stay in Charleston.

Boxes and boxes of mail arrived, to everyone's delight, and all are well and looking forward to catching up with loved ones soon.



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