Champ III: Going Places

The adventure starts here.

Kilkenney to Bahia Blue (Savannah) — April 16, 2013

We had Lady K-K as a buddy Boat again today. We started the day a little later than planned after we had some discussion on water depths at an ICW area called Hells Gate.  We ended up calling Sea Tow and asked for the local knowledge at Hells Gate and he told us to stay in the center of the manmade channel and we would be ok.

We went back to the ICW and there was quite a bit of traffic moving South on the ICW, both power and sail boats.  Some of the sail boats had their jib sails up but were still motoring along.

This was not a long day as we only had 32 miles to cover to reach the marina in the Savannah area.  We spent a total of 4 hours on the water and it was really pleasant with sun and some wind.  No fog today.

The marshy areas started to disappear as we got closer to Savannah and there were some nice homes along the shore along with many marinas.  It does appear that the boaters respect the no wake at the marina area pretty well.

We are in the Bahia Blue Marina in Thunderbolt Georgia on the East side of Savannah. Lenore talked to Katie the other evening and Austin is on a deployment so we will meet with Katie and her 2 little boys,  Evan and Lucas.

We are going to stay here for 3 nights to try and let our mail catch up with us.  I am trying to find out from the Fernandina Marina if the mail was forwarded from them to Bahia Blue yet.  Boy I hope so.  We have had only one other mail snafu and that was the Chicago post office did not deliver the mail to the marina because the marina was not on there routes yet even though it had been open for 4 months and the marina staff had visited the post office three times.

We had dinner at a local icon place, Tubbys last night.  We dined with Larry and Sherry from Lady K-K and Ed and Sue from the Allergretta.  Ed and Sue are from Boston and are on their way home.  They are reformed sail boaters who just purchase a very nice Sabre Yacht in Florida.  The food was good and the company was excellent..