Friday, April 26, 2013

Fort George River

On April 21st we had a miserable passage to St. Augustine with loads of driving rain, so we took a mooring, and chilled. Literally. The next day was even worse, but it was kinda fun just hanging on the ball and listening to the rain. Didn't even go ashore the whole time we were here.

On the 23rd it was a mostly sunny day and a good passage to Fort George River. Be not afraid to enter here! Follow the markers and anchor off of the houses in loads of water for our 5 1/2 foot draft. It looked like we could anchor almost 2/3 up the beach exposed at high tide by the houses.
We dropped the dinghy to get a bit of a walk in, and the damned thing acted up but got us there.

Next time you think you don't have enough room in your home, think about the slaves who were kept here, and get over it. This plantation was owned by Zephaniah Kingsley and his African wife, Anta, who were accepted in Spanish Florida. Forward thinking by the Spaniards.

On the ride back to the boat the outboard quit. Wonderful. Think about having a dead car and no way to get anywhere.

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