Monday, November 2, 2009
The St. Simons inlet is a cinch to enter, well marked and deep to accommodate the multitude of commercial vessels---the big guys, not just the shrimpers. Several boats were at anchor by green 249; we had set the hook here 10 years ago when we bought First Edition and sailed her home from Ft. Lauderdale. We headed instead to Brunswick Landing Marina, where for $11 a foot we are taking a slip for the month of November, while we visit my aunt and share our granddaughter's birthday adventure to Disney. We will likely depart here mid November after my visit to NJ for a doctor visit.
So far, we love this marina. Slips are wide apart for easy docking and Sherry, the dockmaster, is a pro. Laundry is free, and the equipment functions! Shower rooms are clean and plentiful. Sherry provides a handout with all the important info about local restaurants, stores, and the like, and maps highlighting important sites in town. One of the shrimpers will sell jumbos to the common man for $5/pound!
Our first visit was to The 4th of May for their Sunday brunch. (This restaurant is owned by 3 women, all born on that date!) If you name a brunch dish, it was there. They even had lox, cream cheese, and bagels, but the latter were laden with cranberries. Heh, this is the South.
As it was Sunday, everything was closed, but we got the lay of the land for our time here.