February 2019

Palm Coast, FL to Wabasso, FL

Submitted by aaron.axvig on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 03:00

After our adventure being grounded (as live streamed) we were able to anchor a few hundred yards from the docks at the Plum Orchard location on Cumberland Island. We had been to Cumberland Island in November via ferry, but at the south end. We took the dinghy to shore and walked around the old mansion that is there. Due to the government shutdown we were not able to take a tour of the inside. The two volunteers that normally give the tours were even there, but rules are rules! We saw an armadillo in the yard of the house and Louise really wanted to chase it. Back at the boat we decided to take the dinghy to St. Mary's which was about 12 miles away. So about 30 minutes later (everyone loved the long high-speed cruise!) we arrived there. The city dock is damaged from a past hurricane so we docked at the restaurant/marina. It was $12 to dock there for the day or we could become restaurant customers, so we had a couple beers and an appetizer. Then we walked around the town, revisiting the sights (this is where the ferry had left from, back when we still lived in the camper).