Wednesday, November 25, 2009
St Marys, GA
We had hoped to get to Vero Beach to join our friends Jay and Diana from Far Niente for their cruiser Thanksgiving blast. But, lots of fog and thunderstorms combined with a general need to slow down have led us to St. Marys, about 5 miles up river from Cumberland Island. (I know this slowing down thing must crack you working folk up.)
This is our first time here, and as it turns out, the town of St. Marys throws a bash on Thanksgiving Day for the cruisers. And, being cruisers, a week long party is created around this occasion, with a pot luck hors d' cocktail party every night starting on Sunday, transportation to the laundromat and food stores, and various random get togethers.
We hiked around town with Mike and Barbara on Elan, whom we met in Block Island, and had cocktails on the ever-entertaining Sojourner, with the best cockpit in town. We met Rick and Linda at Lake Worth, FL two years ago. At this gathering we reconnected with Sandy and John on Moonstruck (met at Beaufort, NC two years ago), and Sherry and Bill of My Whim (met the prior evening). We have seen the boat My Whim at several different places from Sarah Creek, VA to Sag Harbor, NY over the past year and are happy to have finally connected.