Pine Island, FL

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Departing Fernandina, FL, with sunrise over the paper plant

We departed Fernandina raising anchor at 0730 and ran 4 miles down the ICW to Amelia Island Marina where we completed the “big three” service items. #1 Diesel, #2 Water, and #3 Holding Tank. This marina was well protected from the 20-25 knot winds blowing this AM, which were projected to blow all day. The nice aspect to the ICW is that even when the wind is blowing like this, it is still a calm day on the water. The waterway is never rough and the trees protect you as well. On the other hand, the canals are tight and any engine trouble or fuel filter problems would be a real challenge, as there is not much room to anchor. The photos for today show the contrast of industrial Fernandina with the paper plant at sunrise, then the waterway homes with their docks and powerboats, and finally the isolation of Pine Island. There there are no homes, lights, cars or people in view, other than 3 boats anchored with us. Next stop….St. Augustine, the oldest city in America….

Tug boat working the dredge pipes near the channel
St. John,s River homes and their boat docks on the ICW
The Florida waterway is narrow with a nearly constant show of homes to enjoy
End of the day, the anchor is down off Pine Island, Fl…no one is sight
See this location on our Google Map here

Bread is baking…dinner on Cutter Loose at 1830…Life is good.

Our homemade bread, ….. thank you Sandy and Jeff on IP380 Xperience
Bread Recipe HERE
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