When we left the marina, we turned right onto A1A. This highway goes back over the Twin Bridges that we motored under on Friday. A super Wal Mart is 4 miles to the west and I think this is called Piney Island. We thought we best provision while we have a vehicle. Who knows when we'll have this opportunity again. When we finished shopping, we headed back to the boat to stow our groceries. It didn't take us long and soon we were back in the Ram Pickup heading in the opposite direction on A1A. We are not going into Fernandina Beach to walk the marina along the ICW and the historic district. Historic houses, buildings, and cute little shops are all located in close proximity to the ICW.
|part of historic Fernandina Beach|
Low tide is at 3:32 today and we are sitting on the bottom! It's hard to believe that so much mud is left exposed in this channel at low tide. The Sheriff's boat tried to motor out through the channel at this time. He had his 2-250 hp motors raised and he came to a complete stop...he was in the mud. After backing off the mud, the Sheriff had his boat very close to ours...stern to stern. Chuck caught his lines and cleated him to our dock so he could wait for 1 hour until the water started to come back into the marina. He said that in 15 years, this is the lowest he's every seen the water in the marina basin. Plus, west winds always suck more water out of Amelia Island Yacht Basin. The tide is slowly on the rise, so hopefully the Sheriff doesn't have to be anywhere in a hurry!!
|sand exposed along our dock|