Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tuesday, November 29th

Cooler air has filled in behind the passage of a cold front on Monday afternoon.  The anchor is up at Pine Island at 7:45 AM for the short trip to St. Augustine.  Early morning clouds give way to sunny skies … Continue reading

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Monday, November 28th

We depart Fernandina Beach at 7:45 AM.  Our first objective is to take on fuel and water at Amelia Island Yacht Basin, just a few miles south of our mooring.  Before we can accomplish this task, we must navigate Cutter … Continue reading

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Sunday, November 27th – lay day at Fernandina Beach

We begin the day at First Pres of Fernandina Beach where we are welcomed warmly by the parishioners.  After a cloudy start to the day, the sun makes an appearance in the early afternoon.  The temperature peaks at 75 degrees … Continue reading

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Saturday, November 26th

We are awake at dawn after a much appreciated quiet night at anchor.  The sun is just rising over Cumberland Island.  We take in the view from the cockpit (aka sunroom) of Cutter Loose, warmed by the comfort of a mug … Continue reading

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Friday, November 25th

To our extreme joy and relief, there is no traffic congestion in St. Marys, nor are there any reports of Black Friday human tramplings in the downtown shopping district.  There is, however, a short queue at the $5 per head pancake … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 24th – Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving Day dawns bright and sunny in St. Mary’s City, GA, but the wind is howling through the harbor at a steady 20 knots with gusts to 25.  Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 60s today, but the strong northeast wind makes it … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 23rd

At 4 AM, we are awakened by heavy rain and the rumble of thunder.  There is no hurry to weigh anchor this morning.  We are perfectly content to slumber and wait for the rain to subside.  Our destination is St. Mary’s … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 22nd

It is yet another early morning departure for Cutter Loose and crew, since daylight hours are at a premium.  At 7 AM, the anchor is up in Cattle Pen Creek. The tidal current carries Cutter Loose swiftly into Sapelo Sound, … Continue reading

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Monday, November 21st

Our departure from Delegal Creek must be timed at high tide.  This gives us a few hours in the morning to visit with friends Dennis and Debbie.  While we are visiting, the birds in the neighborhood have organized a poopfest … Continue reading

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Sunday, November 20th

The anchor is up at 7:20 AM in the New River near Daufuskie Island, SC on this, the 30th day of our winter voyage.  Although today’s leg is only 32 miles, it is filled with endless twists, turns, switchbacks and navigational challenges.  Within a … Continue reading

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