TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 61 NM
DOCKED AT: KILKENNY MARINA
ICW MILE MARKER: 613.5
SUNRISE: 7:04 SUNSET: 7:51
HIGH: ? LOW: ?
TODAY’S BRIDGES: 0
Both Jill and Richard were out to help us with our lines as we cast with Rho-Jo at 8:00 this morning. They sported rather lost looks and were having a hard time digesting the fact that they had truly completed their loop and were not continuing on the journey with us. This shock syndrome is a typical reaction with Loopers at the end of their trip.
The gulls swarmed in our wake as we headed out of Jekyll under threatening skies. Before long the temperatures were dropping and the predictions of precipitations were coming true. We followed Joe and Rhonda through the zigs, zagas and radical doglegs in the ICW. The names of waterways that we traveled on or passed by gave us a glimpse of the old South. Buttermilk Sound, Little Mud River, Old Teakettle Creek and Dog Hammock Split were our companions today and we took joy in their beauty.
|THE GULLS WERE HOT ON OUR TAIL|
|RHO-JO IN THE LEAD|
Just before diverting into the Kilkenny River to dock at their marina and take on fuel, Dan spied a gorgeous Bald Eagle who seemed to be there to welcome us. The river and its surrounddings offered us a charming view. The only drawback, as the sun slipped us into the shade, proved to be the little winged insects that converged upon us as we ran to swiftly close all doors and windows.
|THE BALD EAGLE WELCOMES US|
|ENTERING KILKENNY RIVER|
|RHO-JO DOCKED AT THE KILKENNY MARINA|
|SHRIMPER AT REST FOR THE NIGHT|
Rhonda and Joe joined us for cocktail hour and we reminisced about pleasant boating memories and Wilmington, NC. They are the folks that we met in Mackinac, MI and discovered that our Steven and their daughter had graduated from UNCW on the same day. Small world!