On today's journey we made two inlet crossings. The first was across the St. Mary's River, which had little swells to it, but nothing worrisome. The most noteworthy thing about it is Kings Bay, a naval base where they build submarines. There are looper stories about the subs coming in or out of the base. Apparently, the inlet is cleared of all traffic with military boats getting folks out of the way. The subs come in at 30 knots.
The second inlet is Jekyll Sound, or "The Hole." Neither name is particularly filled with warm fuzzies, are they? While dredged for commercial traffic, smack in the middle of it is very shallow water. That's why our route was nearly out to sea, then back, to go around the unseeable island.
|This isn't about the lighthouse. Almost in the middle|
on the beach is a channel marker (?!)
We have reservations at Brunswick Landing Marina for the next couple of days (weather coming yet again). The dockmaster gave us the slip option of stern in or bow. I opted for stern -- hey, I haven't done it since we left Palmetto! I figured I should keep these skills dusted off. I'm please to say that docking went off without a hitch.
The Sydney Lanier suspension bridge.
This is a major shipping channel to and from the Atlantic.
I'm keeping my eye out for really big boats!